Hours and Visitor Info

Hours

Oxbow’s organic Farm Stand is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-4PM.*

The full Oxbow grounds and hiking trails are open during special public events, like our annual Oxtober Fall Festival, and by appointment. At other times throughout the year, visitors may access Oxbow for Summer Camps, school field trips, volunteer work, and other prearranged events. 

See additional details about visiting Oxbow below!


Farm Stand

Oxbow’s Farm Stand is now open every weekend* from 10AM-4PM! Oxbow produce is certified organic and Salmon-Safe.

*Upcoming holiday closures: November 28th-29th, December 26th-27th, and January 2nd-3rd

Get the full Farm Stand details and anticipated produce forecast here.

CSA Shareholder Pickup

The Late Fall CSA pickup time is on Wednesdays from 3PM-7PM at the Farm Stand, through 12/16/20. Thanksgiving week, pickup is on 11/23.

Learn more about Oxbow’s CSA offerings.

Member Access

Members receive invitations to special events throughout the year, a 10% discount on Farm Stand purchases and U-Pick, and more – all in support of Oxbow’s work and mission!

Learn more about our Member Program.


Oxbow Open Days
Oxbow is open to the public for picnicking and exploration on select days from May-September. 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.

Oxtober Fall Festival
Celebrate autumn with Oxbow! Join us for hay rides, an organic Farm Stand, nature exploration, and of course, pumpkins! Open October weekends from 10AM-4PM (closed October 31).

Learn more about the Oxtober Fall Festival.


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!
  • Depending on the number of other guests on site at any given time, especially during Oxtober, there may be a wait to enter Oxbow. Thank you for your patience.
  • Observe social distancing of 6 feet or more and wear a mask or face covering. Per Governor Inslee’s 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 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 NEW Public Entrance off of Hwy 203, just 1.4 miles south of the 124th St. roundabout. This entrance is used for events, Oxtober, school field trips, and summer camps, and as a general meeting place for most groups visiting Oxbow. 

Oxbow’s address is 10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd NE. NOTE: Google maps may take you to the incorrect entrance. Please pay careful attention to signage. Look for a large “public entrance signWelcome to Oxbow” sign marking the new driveway. Other entrances used in past years will be CLOSED and may be difficult to back out of; please do not use any other entrances unless you’ve been specifically instructed to by Oxbow staff.

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

  • Drive slowly (10 MPH) on all farm roads and watch for other guests.
  • Follow the signs directing you to the parking area.
  • Do not drive past the Farm Stand and into the Oxbow grounds unless you’ve been instructed to by Oxbow staff.

Oxbow's Public Entrance (Updated Fall 2020)


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

  • Dress for the weather: Bring a hat and wear layers. 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. 
  • Credit cards and EBT are accepted for Farm Stand purchases, when the Farm Stand is open. COVID-19 UPDATE: Card only, please. 
  • 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. Our staff checks voicemail frequently and will return your message as soon as possible.