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“A Journey Into The Wetlands”

Blue Lake Regional Park
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Fairview
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Owner description: Metro's Blue Lake Regional Park, located just 20 minutes from downtown Portland, offers a wealth of recreational opportunities for people of all ages. Blue Lake is a 64-acre natural lake fed by underground springs. Children under 5 years of age are not allowed in the lake to help keep the water clean, but there is a spray ground for all ages with colorful features that shower, gush, dump and pour water. Visitors can also rent a paddle boat, row boat or canoe to explore Blue Lake. Blue Lake Regional Park provides opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming, and makes a beautiful backdrop for hundreds of family picnics, community events and special programs throughout the year. Water spray ground. Splash into Blue Lake's action-packed spray ground with colorful features that shower, gush, dump and pour water. On hot summer days the spray ground is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Picnic reservations. Covered shelters and reservable picnic areas are available for gatherings of family and friends. Reservations are necessary for groups of 25 people or more. First-come, first-served tables for small groups are available along the lake front. The Lake House: in a beautiful garden setting overlooking Blue Lake, The Lake House provides a tranquil setting for weddings, receptions, recitals, memorial services, corporate functions and meetings. Boating at the lake. Paddle boats, row boats and canoes are available to rent at Blue Lake between May 1 and Sept. 30. For more information about boat rentals, call 503-661-6087. Privately owned watercraft are allowed on the lake for the purpose of angling between Oct. 1 and April 30, as long as they do not exceed 14 feet in length (17 feet for canoes) and 3.0 horsepower in motor capability.
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Blue Lake Regional park is located in Fairview, Oregon near the south bank of the Columbia River. It is 101 acres in size. And is open to the public from 8 am to Sunset.

There is a $5 fee for vehicles, but it is free to pedestrians and bicyclist. You can purchase a pre-paid day pass for $5 by phone or visiting the Blue Lake Park Office. The pre-paid day pass is good for one day access to Metro parks with a vehicle fee, including Blue Lake Regional Park and Oxbow park. A smart idea might be to use a pre-paid day pass to see Blue Lake park and Oxbow park in the same day.

I rode my bicycle into the park from a path next to Marine Drive. The park has covered and uncovered picnic areas, playing fields for softball and a basketball area. There are playground areas here and there for the kids. A nature gardens for them as well. There are also water related activities suck as swimming, boating, and fishing. I spotted several paddle boats at a dock area.

What I enjoyed were the wetland areas. I greatly enjoyed riding my bicycle on the paths that took me into the wetlands. There were structures here an there in the wooded area that took you over the water. There are several ponds in the wooded area that are crowded with lily pads. You can also see other wetland plants here like cattails. It was a very peaceful place to be. Kinda quite, lazy, and tranquil. For me this was the best feature of Blue Lake Park.

If you plan to come here often, they do offer annual passes for $40. Senior annual passes for $30 and annual passes for people with disabilities for $10.

Thank RSNN
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Great view of the lake, kitchen, bride and groom suites, garden all available for rent. This is an excellent venue for a bride and groom on a budget looking for a nice place for an outdoor wedding and an indoor reception. Bring your own food and drink or hire a caterer. I enjoyed being the wedding officiant for Christie and Matt.

Thank JonTurino
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

I've passed this park on numerous occasions and decided to pay the $5 parking fee to go explore. This park has something for everyone! Ball fields, disc golf course, splash pad for the little ones, a beach (children under 5 are not allowed to swim here), picnic pavilions for reserving, a discovery garden, trails through wetlands and along the lake, peddle boats for rent, canoes for rent, a large fishing dock, lots of bathrooms (note - during busy days some of these get pretty dirty...look for ones away from the crowd), playgrounds and lots of space for bike rides! Definitely worth a $5 entry fee. If you are west of I-205 on Marine Drive heading East don't miss this park. One note, however, there are no pets allowed.

Thank Theresa A
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Blue Lake Park is in Fairview close to Portland and the surrounding areas. There is literally something for everyone. This is a perfect place for company picnics and family outings. You can fish, walk, rent paddle boats, swim or just lay around and relax. It's $5 to park the car which for me is reasonable given all the opportunities for a real fun day! I recommend you go for the day, basque in the sun and have a great day!

Thank Tim D
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Really nice place to have a run or to just see the landscape... is a very beautiful park, right next to Gersham, very close by any means of transportation.

Thank Fabi A
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