Camp Long

Seattle, Washington 98126

Camp Long

Camp Long Professional Review and Guide

"Camp Long is a woodland retreat inside Seattle’s city limits. This sixty-eight-acre park borders the West Seattle Golf Course and boasts miles of hiking trails, the first artificial climbing rock in North America, an environmental education center located in an old lodge, several rustic vacation rental cabins, and enough wildlife to attract hundreds of birders for an annual bird count.

The creation of Camp Long began in 1937 as a WPA project designed for public use as well as a Boy Scout retreat. Its mission was to bring people close to nature, one it has achieved many times over.

Before you begin your hike through Camp Long, stop at the information desk in the lodge and pick up a free park map. Although most of the trails are well marked, a park map will help you navigate the few that aren’t."

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"Originally established as an outdoor training ground for the Boy Scouts, Camp Long has grown into one of West Seattle’s premier parks. The scouting facilities were opened to the general public in 1984. And now everyone is welcome to hike the trails, camp in the shelters, and even climb on famous Schurman Rock, where many serious Cascade mountaineers first tested and developed their skills.

At just less than 70 acres, Camp Long is far from a significant park if measured by size alone. Yet, as the old saying goes, good things come in small packages. For density of attractions, few parks can match this often-overlooked West Seattle reserve. All outings at Camp Long should start at the visitor center."

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USGS Seattle South W and Seattle South E; Camp Long trail map
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Oct 2018