Lakewood, WA MAP LEGEND
Permanent Course Available
While Fort Steilacoom is not rugged or remote, it can be fairly challenging for a city park. There are many criss-crossing trails here, both in open grass and in forest. However, there are also many distinct features such as buildings, roads, ballfields, and a small lake, that are great navigational aids.
Part of the park is very flat, while part of the park is quite steep. How steep your course is depends on which course you choose and how nice the course designer decided to be.
ABOUT THE PERMANENT COURSE
This venue features a permanent course, which you can do at any time! To try it out, print the PDF map and control descriptions below (or simply open them on your smart phone), read the instructions on the permanent course page, and have fun!
CascadeOC supports many permanent courses over a large geographic area. This makes it challenging for our volunteers to keep up with maintenance and information on their condition. If you observe any damaged, obscured, or missing markers, please notify Thomas Lanphear.
To find more venues with permanent courses, visit the Map of Maps page, where each permanent course is marked by a yellow pin.
Note: Samples of the map are provided here for educational purposes only; the map shown here is not kept up-to-date.
The permanent orienteering courses at Fort Steilacoom were designed and installed as a Boy Scout Eagle Award Service Project by Michael Rogers, Boy Scout Troop 696, Summit, WA.
The purpose of providing these navigational and physical ratings below is to provide greater context for how challenging an orienteering course at this venue might be. For example, an advanced-level course at a local city park will be easier to complete than an advanced-level course in the mountains.