This 234-acre regional park stretches for 2.5 miles along the west shore of Vancouver Lake. With 35 developed acres of parkland, visitors can enjoy picnicking, windsurfing, and sand volleyball. Swimming is allowed inside a roped off area of the lake next to a sandy beach, but there are no lifeguards on duty.
Vancouver Lake is great for beginning windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing, and hosts many college and professional rowing (sculling) competitions during the year.
The park also serves as a haven for wildlife and migratory waterfowl. Visitors to the park can also enjoy views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens on clear days. A 2.5-mile multi-use trail connects Vancouver Lake Park to Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park.
Watch this short video about Vancouver Lake Regional Park
Picnic shelter reservation fees and special use fees for events are charged at this site.
Clark County Public Health has lifted a health advisory for recreational use of Vancouver Lake after inspections of the water and lab results indicate cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) is no longer a threat to the health of people and pets.