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Blue Lake Regional Park

20500 Northeast Marine Drive, Fairview, OR 97024
503 797 1850
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Fairview
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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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.

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Santa Rosa, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This park is big n a good place to have a BBQ or a picnic with family n friends. Let the kids roam around n play. Good times here. Or have business or church events.

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Portland, Oregon
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We headed up here last week when the weather was nice. I was pleasantly surprised to find so many fun places and things to do and see. We played at the splash pad, which is so much fun, played on the many playgrounds and had a great time. There were lots of activities that we didn't get to do, but... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I've been to this park a number of times over the past 10 years, as it is where the organization I work for has their annual member picnic. I've not spent much time exploring it, and the park is VERY large, and, well, I was never there just for the sake of playing/general relaxation, but the little bit I've experienced... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The scenery is fantastic. The park is well groomed and maintained. Lots to do for all ages including a fun filled water fountain with lots of spraying nozzles and such for little ones. The water quality seems a bit poor with rumors of algae and bacterial blooms.

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Vancouver, Washington
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21 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I'd been away from the area for awhile and went over to Blue Lake park on a weekday hoping to have a relaxed walk with my dog on a leash. No dogs allowed, apparently. Also, there was a charge. I went in turned around and left.

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Gresham, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Visited today and couldn't understand why the park wasn't jammed, but very glad that no one seems to know this is here. If I had young kids I would be here every day in the summer. For a $5 entry per car there is a swimming beach, a really cool water spray area with all kinds of different apparatus that... More

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Portland, Oregon
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126 reviews 126 reviews
86 attraction reviews
451 helpful votes 451 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This park is just right for group or family picnic activities...It has a designated swimming area (DO NOT DRINK THE LAKE WATER) and boat pedal paddling rides in the lake...There are volleyball/basketball courts, a space big enough for a soccer or a baseball field for sports minded and active people....Some picnic area by the lake can be occupied by the... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
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23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Unfortunately we didn't bring a lunch and though the park was crowded with people and the weather hot and sunny, the food concession stand wasn't open! What a bummer! So we were not able to stay, but had to bicycle on to where we could find food.

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