Hours and Visitor Info

Hours

Oxbow is open by appointment and during special seasonal events – like Oxtober! At other times throughout the year, visitors may access Oxbow for Summer Camps, school field trips, volunteer work, and other prearranged events. See the current options for visiting below!

Oxtober Fall Festival

Celebrate autumn with Oxbow every weekend in October! Join us for hay rides, fresh seasonal produce, nature exploration, and of course, pumpkins!

Pre-registration is encouraged, visit our Oxtober page for more information!

CSA Shareholder Pickup

Wednesdays from 3PM-7PM, 6/24/20 through 11/4/20

Location: The CSA Farm Stand (follow the directions for our Public Entrance below). Pickup is also available at select local Farmers Markets.

Learn more about the CSA

Member Access

Members receive 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


Farm Stand

Oxbow’s Farm Stand will be open every Saturday and Sunday during the month of October from 10AM-4PM. Stop by during our annual Oxtober fall celebration! 

You can also find us at the Issaquah Farmers Market (Saturdays from 10AM-3PM) through October, and the Mercer Island Farmers Market (Sundays from 10AM-3PM) through September. Learn more about where to find Oxbow produce here.


Oxbow Open Days

Oxbow is open to the public for picnicking and exploration on select days from May-Sept. Please check our Oxbow Open Day page for more info, as COVID-19 may have impact to our regular schedule.

Learn more about Oxbow Open Days


Health & Safety

COVID-19’s Impact on public gatherings and events

  • Visitors must sign in upon arrival – if you are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms, please stay home!
  • Observe social distancing of 6 feet or more and wear a mask or face covering. Per Governor Inslee’s July 7th orders, face coverings are required at all places of business, indoors or out.
  • Pack out any trash or waste.
  • Observe all posted signage indicating which areas are for visitors. If you come across an unmarked area, do not enter!
  • Do not enter or harvest from any of the farm fields, including the Kids’ Farm.
  • Be mindful that we have Honey Buckets for visitor bathroom use. We will have hand washing stations and hand sanitizer available. 

Due to the impact of COVID-19 in Washington State and nationwide, changes to our current public Oxbow Saturday schedule and other future events may occur. We are closely monitoring the situation and will post updates to our public hours and calendar of events here on our website and on our Facebook page. Unless we have announced special hours or open days, Oxbow is not open to the public; contact us via email if you have questions or need to reach a member of our staff. Thanks!

>> Read Oxbow’s COVID-19 Response  

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. Oxbow’s Public Entrance does not have a physical address, so please pay careful attention to signage. 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. COVID-19 UPDATE: Face coverings are mandatory at Oxbow; please practice social distancing and utilize our hand washing stations if you are visiting.
  • Wear appropriate footwear. The fields and public areas have lots of lumps and bumps, so sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots are recommended. 
  • Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted for Farm Stand purchases, if open. Please check our Farm Stand hours ahead of time. 
  • Pack a picnic! We have abundant picnic tables and flat, grassy areas perfect for spreading out a blanket and enjoying your meal. COVID-19 UPDATE: Pack it in, pack it out! Please take trash home with you.
  • 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.