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Vancouver Lake Park

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Address: 6801 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660-1008
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+1 360-619-1111

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Lake with beach and trails

Man-made lake with a beach and walking trails. Nice areas for walking, small beach, looks like a good place for birdwatching.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
Joan C
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Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place for big and small picnics. Lots of space for kids to run and grown ups to play games. The shelters are well placed, but do wish there was an off leash area. My dogs like the trails and beach. When there are few people I let them jump in the river. But can't do that all the... More 

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Portland OR
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Large park with sand beaches. Clean restrooms. Picnic tables. Good place to launch canoes and kayaks. lots of open fields for soccer. Birding also good on trails walking away from main area of park.

Thank KONPortlandOR
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Man-made lake with a beach and walking trails. Nice areas for walking, small beach, looks like a good place for birdwatching.

Thank Joan C
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Smelly goose poop beach with swimmer's itch warnings! Stay away! If you drive through in your car on your way to Frenchmen's beach, you'll know not to ever return.

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Cambria, California
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134 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Nice lake to swim, and pic-nic. No boat launch that I could see, but clean bathrooms, plenty of parking. Nice lake to come to on a warm day .

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Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Big park with lots of picnic tables. There is grassy area and walking trails. Restrooms. The beach area is ok but I would not go in the water. The lake is not so safe for swimming in my opinion. I have lived here for a long time and the lake has some pollutants in it or bad algae. Nice place... More 

Thank jjallen40
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place to hang out on a warm weekday afternoon without a lot of other people around. Plenty of shady spots, or sunbathe in full sun. One downside: people over the weekend did leave quite a few bottles and other trash lying around. To the person below who turned around when they saw the toll booth: there are no fees...they... More 

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Northeast Ohio
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119 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We took the short drive to Vancouver Lake looking to just take a walk around the lake. We when discovered that there was an entrance fee, however, it did not appear to be a worthwhile expense to just take a walk. It may have been a nice place to visit and for a walk, but the admission charge discouraged us... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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173 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Vancouver Lake is beautiful when viewed from afar; an idyllic lake with, bizarrely, the the loading cranes of Port Vancouver in the background. It's also the premier rowing area in this part of the country, with crew teams practicing regularly. The park here has a large, decent, picnic area and a sandy beach, where some people swim. But close up,... More 

Thank David P
Vancouver, Washington
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Vancouver Lake Park.... located just outside of Vancouver/Fruit valley area, it is an otherwise nice place, but is in need of some major clean up and basic amenities for park goers... With a little love this place could be a wonderful area... Perhaps it was just because of the early time we visited (scouting areas for the summer) it seemed... More 

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