Hours and Visitor Info

Public Oxbow Saturdays

Oxbow Saturdays are held on the second Saturday of each month from May-August and feature a full day of activities, exploration, tours, and fun!

Hours: 10AM-4PM
Cost: Suggested donation of $5/person or $20/family

Learn more about Oxbow Saturdays

CSA Shareholder Pickup

Wednesdays, from 3PM-7PM, 6/26/19 through 11/6/19. Additionally, Shareholders may pick up during our public Oxbow Saturdays.

Location: The CSA Farm Stand (follow the directions for our Public Entrance below)

Learn more about Oxbow’s CSA

Member Access

Members receive FREE admission to Oxbow Saturdays, invitations to special events throughout the year, a 10% discount on Farm Stand purchases and Summer Camps, access to our U-Pick fields with free flowers & herbs, and more!

Learn more about our Member Program

We are also open to all during our annual Oxtober Pumpkin Festival. At other times throughout the year, visitors may access Oxbow for Summer Camps, school field trips, volunteer work, and other prearranged special events.

An important word about dogs: With the exception of registered service animals, dogs are not allowed on our property and may not be left in our parking area. We love animals, but ask that if you are visiting Oxbow for any reason, please leave your furry friends at home!

Directions

If you’re visiting Oxbow, please use our Public Entrance off of Hwy 203 at 268th Ave NE, Carnation, 98014, just 1/2 mile south of the 124th St. roundabout. This entrance is used for events, the pumpkin patch, school field trips, and summer camps, and as a general meeting place for most groups visiting Oxbow. 

Oxbow’s Public Entrance Sign

Please keep a close eye out for the 268th Ave NE street sign and an orange-bordered Oxbow sign right off of Hwy 203. Oxbow’s Public Entrance does not have a physical address, so please pay careful attention to the directions below. Google Maps can be unpredictable and may take you to the wrong entrance if you type in our name.

The map below shows a pin point marking the turning point for the Public Entrance.

  • Drive slowly (10 MPH) down 268th Ave NE for about 1/2 mile
  • It will feel like a long stretch, and you’ll pass some private property areas on your right. Keep driving!
  • Once you see the Oxbow sign at the end of the road, turn left – you’re there!
  • Please park in the designated grass parking areas perpendicular to the ropes. Buses, use the gravel pads.

Oxbow's Public Entrance

Turn at 268th Ave and follow the dirt road all the way to the end; turn left at the Oxbow sign to enter the parking area.

What do I need to bring with me when I come to Oxbow?

  • Dress for the weather: Bring a hat and wear layers. It can get quite sunny and hot out in the fields! Sun protection and a water bottle are highly recommended.
  • Wear appropriate footwear. The fields and public areas have lots of lumps and bumps, so sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots are recommended. 
  • If you’re an Oxbow Member, don’t forget your Member card in order to receive your discount!
  • Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted for Farm Stand purchases.
  • Pack a picnic! We have abundant picnic tables and flat, grassy areas perfect for spreading out a blanket and enjoying your meal. Please bring reusable and/or compostable containers to help keep Oxbow clean and green.
  • Mud happens! A spare towel or two to put down in your car for the ride home can’t hurt.


What CAN’T I bring to Oxbow?

  • We love animals just as much as you do, but with the exception of registered service animals, pets are not permitted on our working organic farm. Pets may NOT be kept in the parking area. Please leave your furry friends at home!
  • No alcoholic beverages, please. With the exception of special permitted events, alcohol is not allowed on the property.
  • No cigarettes, e-cigs, or vape pens, please. Smoking of any kind is not allowed on the property.


Contact us

If you have any questions about coming to Oxbow, please email us at thedirt@oxbow.org or call 425-788-1134 Monday through Friday from 9AM-5PM.