Back to All Events

Lacamas Lake Park

Lacamas banner crop.JPG

Welcome to the Lacamas Lake Park orientering meet!! This is the first classic orienteering event for 2019 and the first event in our CROC 2019 classic Series.

Quick info:

  • Date: Sat. April 6 (10 am to 3 pm)

  • Location: Lacamas Lake Park near Camas, WA

  • Courses: Four different courses for all skill levels

  • Meet Director: Virginia Church

Event Overview

Lacamas Park is a large wooded area near Camas, WA. The park is hilly, with a complex network of canyons and spurs. Cliffs and rock outcrops are abundant. There is an extensive trail network. Open rocky areas showcase wildflowers; however most of the vegetation is lush, and trail running skills will come in handy. Note that there is poison oak in the park. Long pants and/or gaiters are recommended for the advanced courses.

Electronic scoring (e-punch) will be used on all courses.  Learn more about e-punch here.


Intermediate skills workshop 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Registration 10:30 am - 12:45 pm

Beginner clinics 10:30 am and 11 am

Course starts anytime between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Courses close at 3:00 pm (Controls will be picked up)

ALL TEAMS MUST CHECK OUT through the course finish before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.

Intermediate Skills Workshop - Match the Map to the Terrain: Three Tricks   

Intermediate skills workshops are for people who have done a course and want to improve their navigation skills beyond the Experienced Beginner level. Meet at the registration area at 10:00; no additional fee for the workshop. We’ll finish by 11 so you can apply your new skills to a course at Lacamas Lake.

Match the Map to the Terrain: Three Tricks:

After reviewing what map symbol corresponds to what land feature, we’ll walk a route to “collect features” for navigation. Everyone will get a chance to practice three map techniques that orienteers use in the field.

Meet at 10:00 a.m. by the registration area.


  • White:  Beginner: easy, on-trail navigation. Length 1.9 km, 35 meters of climb, 11 controls

  • Yellow:  Beginner / Intermediate: on-trail and near-trail navigation. Length 2.4 km, 49 meters of climb, 11 controls

  • Orange:  Intermediate: some off-trail, mostly on-trail navigation. Length 3.8 km, 110 meters of climb, 11 controls

  • Green:  Advanced: Off-trail and on-trail route options. Length 5.0 km, 160 meters of climb, 14 controls

Registration and other costs

Payment is by cash or check only; credit/debit cards are not accepted.

Fees for this event are:

  • $7 - individual (base rate)

  • +$5 - any additional persons in your group

  • +$5 - not an orienteering club member

  • +$5 - e-punch rental

  • Scout or youth groups - $12 per team

Become a CROC member   -   Buy your own e-punch

There is no entry charge for using the park.


All CROC orienteering events are put on by volunteers, and the meet director can almost always used some extra hands. Please keep in mind:

  • No prior experience is needed for many of the tasks

  • You can help out AND still run your course of choice

Typical ways to assist are: helping with starts and finishes, and checking folks in at registration.
 Please contact the meet director at the email address on the bottom of this page if you'd like to volunteer at this event. For more details, see the Volunteer page.



Meet director: Virginia Church


Location and driving directions

The park area is north of Camas, WA; on the east side of Washington SR 500/SE Everett Rd. PLEASE PARK IN THE OVERFLOW PARKING LOT. This lot is reached by driving over the bridge between Round Lake and Lacamas Lake, turning right on 35th Ave, then left into the large gravel lot. Walk south across the pedestrian bridge to the event area near the restroom building. See map below.

Latitude longitude coordinates of the event: 45.6055, -122.4058

Copy/paste these latitude longitude coordinates into Google maps or your smartphone mapping app to get a map and driving directions to the event.