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Vancouver Lake Park

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Address: 6801 N.W. Lower River Road, Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone Number: 360-619-1111
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Great for groups!

We had a company picnic here and it was great. Very spacious, right by the water and good accommodations. The only down side is the different areas are not marked very well, so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bryndl R
Vancouver, Washington
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El Paso
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78 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed an outdoor family BBQ but I would not suggest swimming in the lake as it just isn't clean. The park also has issues with illegal activities so keep a close eye on the kids.

Thank shrtsassygirlyinTX
Vancouver, Washington
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a company picnic here and it was great. Very spacious, right by the water and good accommodations. The only down side is the different areas are not marked very well, so it's easy to miss your group.

Thank Bryndl R
Boston, Massachusetts
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150 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well-maintained, much quieter and less trafficked than the big Portland parks, lots of birds and wildlife. Nice black sand beach, picnic pavilions and a playground (restrooms as well, although we didn't visit them). There's a nice flat paved path that goes over to the Columbia River side - Frenchman's Bar Regional Park - that's perfect for walking or biking.

Thank abarber
Vancouver, Washington
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261 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Went from Vancouver Lake Park to Fisherman's Bar for a walk. Plenty of birds to watch and views of mountains - Rainer, Adams, Hood and St Helens - assuming it's a clear day. Were pleasantly surprised the bathrooms were open on Jan 2nd. There were actually quite a few people walking and bike riding. If you are looking for a... More 

Thank TrvlTheWorld2
Vancouver, Washington
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Nice day use park. Several areas to host picnics and such. There are a couple large restroom facilities. Easy to launce a canoe from the shore. From the parking lot to the lake is only a 100 feet give or take a little.

Thank Bill D
Brush Prairie, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We have been there a number of times. The park is wonderful and perfect in the summer., although you can go anytime! We spent the day there with a picnic lunch this summer. You can play in the water, play volleyball, they have playground equipment, restrooms although I am not sure if they are open all the time, grassy areas,... More 

Thank Hawkfan2015
Sw Grand Mound,
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Fun place to visit at dusk, you can roam the river shore and the grass and watch the bats fly and swoop around. They seem so close at times you could reach up and touch one.

Thank jennyh595
Ocean Shores
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

It's a nice park, very well kept up, would be nice to have a picnic there. The lake is beautiful quiet and serene when we were there

Thank hondas963
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344 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

lots of open green space abuts this large park on the lake. very limited resources here but there was decent bathroom open to the public. easy parking and a nice spot for preace quiet and space.

Thank pandpCalifornia
Vancouver, Washington
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Need some down time with the family without breaking the bank? Get yourself some groceries and have a picnic. Nice views of the lake. You just might see a bunny or two. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, good book and sunscreen. Get some swimming in to cool off. Take 4th plain all the way out to Fruit Valley. Look for... More 

Thank Leanne R

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