Thank you City of Olympia for your generous support!
The Journey

Thank you Port of Olympia – serving all of Thurston County
The southernmost deepwater port on Puget Sound, Port of Olympia owns and operates an international shipping terminal that handles breakbulk and project cargoes; Swantown Marina & Boatworks, a 733-slip recreational marina and boat haulout/repair facility; a regional airport; and a real estate division. A community port, it generates an estimated 7,249 total direct, induced and indirect jobs as documented by Martin Associates, The Economic Impact of the Port of Olympia, Jan. 2011,
Paddle to Squaxin 2012 Landing map and information

Cedar Media Film Clips
It’s all about the Journey

News articles

Coast Salish Tribal Journey Water Quality Project


Water is worth it

Stories from Canoe Journey 2012, Ray Fryberg, a Tulalip Elder, shares the story about an encounter he and others had with an orca whale in 2004 (Thanks Sadie Whitener for finding this video).

Welcoming Ceremony by Keet Dayeen
Squaxin at Landing By Walt Jorgensen
By Walt Jorgensen
By Missy Smith
Protocol by Larry Swustus
Quinault and Quileute arrive at Hollywood Beach
Slideshow by Swinomish Tribal Media
By Mindofkat
Tlingits 8/3
More Tlingits
Still More Tlingits
Quinault Takes the Floor
Leaving Alki

Our community
Squaxin Island Tribe
Squaxin Island Tribe Museum Library and Research Center
Behind the Paddle

Where to play
Kamilche Adventures

Social Links
Tribal Canoe Journeys
Tribal Journeys

Where to stay Accommodations for Canoe Families
The Squaxin Island Tribe has created a full camping site to accommodate up to 5,000 campers, Canoe Families and vendors. Camping is on a first come, first serve basis. Campsites open July 27th. There will be services at the sites beginning July 27th. Canoe family members with special housing needs are encouraged to coordinate their visit prior to hosting. Some people may prefer other camp sites – but they are not close to Kamilche. We list these sites here for your convenience, but we do not take any responsibility for these places. We have also negotiated hotel group rates from nearby hotels. These listings are provided for your convenience only. Please take time to research your choices!


Comfort Inn Conference Center
1620 74th Ave SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
Central Reservations 877-424-6423 $90
Weekly Rate for Standard Rooms ® Daily Rate also available Please mention “Canoe Journey Rate” to receive the discounted rate.
6 miles from Landing at Port of Olympia 17 miles from Kamilche

Ramada Inn
4520 Martin Way E.
Olympia, WA 98516
The Ramada has agreed to a group rate of of 109.00 for a king and 119.00 for a room with 2 queens! Mention the Canoe Journey.
2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502
2.3 miles from Landing at Port of Olympia 15 Miles from Kamilche
Red Lion Central Reservations 1-800-733-5466 Red Lion Under Special Rates and Group/ Convention type CANO0727. $99/night for (1) or (2). Each guest must refer to Canoe Journey, Paddle to Squaxin 2012, to receive the discounted rate. Reservations must be made by Friday, July 6, 2012 to qualify for the special rate.

621 South Capitol Way
Olympia, WA 98501
17 miles from Kamilche; Less than one mile from Landing.
Group rate link
Phone: (360)352-7700 We have blocked out double, queen, king, new grand king and new grand king suite rooms to choose from. Rates for the king and double queens will be $88/night and the grand king room will be $139 and the grand king suite will be $199.

Phoenix Inn
415 Capitol Way N
Olympia, WA 98501
(360)570.0555 or (877)570.0555
There are rooms set aside for the journey, but NO discounts.

RV Spaces available; all hotel rooms are reserved for Tribal Council 91 W State Route 108 Shelton, WA 98584 1-800-667-7711

Alderbrook Resort & Spa
7101 E WA-106, Union, WA 98592 (360) 898-2145 21 Miles from Kamilche

Spencer Lake Resort & RV Park
1111 E. Pickering Rd. Shelton WA 98584 Phone: 360.426.3178 Located about 8 miles north of Shelton, Washington just off Highway 3 on Pickering Road. 17 Miles from reservation

The Waterfront at Potlatch (owned by the Skokomish Tribe) 21660 Highway 101 Shelton WA 98584 Phone: 360-877-9422 Includes king studio suites, king and double queen junior suite rooms, one and two bedroom deluxe cabin vacation homes, and spacious Hood Canal RV park sites. 20 Miles from reservation.

American Heritage Campground 9610 Kimmie St SW, Olympia, WA 98512 360.943.8778 RV or tent camp in 25 acre Forest of Douglas Firs. Amenities hot showers, laundry and campfire pits.

Columbus Park
5700 Black Lake Blvd., Olympia, WA 98512,
360.786.9460 or 866.848.9460
The park contains picnic and camping sites

Allynview Recreation and Mobile Park
18285 E State Route 3
Allyn WA 98524
Phone: 360.275.3120
26 Miles from reservation

Belfair State Park State Route 300
Belfair WA 98528
Phone: (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688 Local number: 360-275-0668
35 Miles from reservation

Lake Cushman Resort
4621 N. Lake Cushman Rd.
Hoodsport WA 98548
Phone: 1 (800) 588-9630; Local: (360) 877-9630
27 miles from reservation

Mike’s Beach Resort
38470 US Highway 101 N
Lilliwaup WA 98555
Phone: (360) 877-5324
37 miles from reservation

Rest-A-While RV Park
Marina & Dive Center
27001 N US Highway 101
Hoodsport WA 98548 Phone: 360.877.9474 22 miles from reservation

Twanoh State Park
12190 E. State Route 106
Union, WA 98592
(360) 898-6006
Twanoh State Park, situated on the shoreline of Hood Canal, features one of the warmest saltwater beaches in Washington state. This is because Hood Canal is one of the warmest saltwater bodies in Puget Sound. The 182-acre marine, camping park has 3,167 feet of saltwater shoreline. The name of the park derives from the Native American Twana tribes, better known as the Skokomish, who made their home in the area.

Potlatch State Park
21020 N US Highway 101
Shelton, WA 98584
This is a 57-acre camping park. Located 12 miles north of Shelton, WA on the state’s western side in Mason County. The park has 38 tent spaces, 35 utility spaces, one dump station, one restroom in the day-use area and two restrooms with showers in the campground area. Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). Two of the tent sites are for primitive use (hikers and bicyclers) only. Camping areas are subject to availability, and reservations are accepted for summer camping. To make a reservation, visit online or call: (888) CAMPOUT or 888.226.7688. 20 miles from reservation

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