The Helm Family Farm - Cawston
- The Helm Family Farm - Cawston
- Barcello Road
The Helm Family owns a farm/orchard in Cawston which is just east of Keremeos on Hwy 3. The family occasionally hosts car groups for camps or visits, and is located on Barcello Road on the bluff overlooking Cawston to the south. The camping area is an exceptionally large grassy area situated just above the bluff. Honestly, it will be like pitching a tent on a golf course. There are some trees for shade around the perimeter, a shelter, a fire pit a couple of picnic tables.
Potable water is available and we will bring in some portable toilets. RV’s and trailers are welcome on the site, but there are no hook-ups available. We'll direct you where you can park. The family has also requested that you leave your dogs at home. There are a couple of elderly family dogs on site that are very friendly with people but they don't do well with visiting dogs.
The Helm family has an impressive collection of old vehicles of all types spread around the property as well as some other interesting bits of machinery and other antiques. Some of the collection is in the buildings and other parts are adorning the lawns. You could spend the entire weekend looking over the collection. There are also some beautiful gardens on the site. The family is rightfully proud of their farm and they love sharing it with others.
The Helm Family Farm is located on Barcello Road in Cawston. The driveway entrance is at N 49.194009, W 119.754488 for the GPS enabled.
- If driving south on Hwy 3A towards Keremeos, turn left on Upper Bench Rd which is 940 Meters past the Bear Fruit Stand. Follow Upper Bench Rd for 5.5 Km to the Farm. (Upper Bench Road will become Barcello Road)
- If coming from Princeton on Hwy 3, turn north on Hwy 3A. Upper Bench Road is a right turn 1.1 Km from the junction. Follow Upper Bench Rd for 5.5 km to the Farm. (Upper Bench Road will become Barcello Road.)
- If coming from Osoyoos, just before entering Cawston, turn right on Barcello Road. Follow Barcello Road 7.3 km to the Farm.
We will have our club banners out on Barcello Road indicating the driveway.