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Vancouver Lake Park

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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Patrick M
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Cambria, California
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126 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 .

Thank Vida67
Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank Patrick M
Northeast Ohio
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116 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank BCC3
Vancouver, Washington
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160 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 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 

Thank davidpipgras
Vancouver, Washington
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

When to a family party there. It was under a covered area with tables and a large grill. Large grassy area right down to the lake. Lake was a nice place to swim and wade. The water was warm and clear. I have been told that sometimes the waterfront is closed in late summer due to Algae Blooms. I will... More 

Thank Captainron14
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

The water is disgusting you couldn't see into the water at all and it smelled horrible.There was poison algea in the water that gave some rashes on the kids skin. The grass was infested with wasps and yellow jackets as well as thick swarms of mosquitos. We only stayed for 30 minutes before we decided on leaving. I don't recommend... More 

Thank Aryanna C
South Bend, Indiana
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

The lake was very quiet, few people on a Tuesday . I saw kayakers and swimmers with picnic tables and bathrooms , wonderful place for a picnic , no dogs allowed though, nice views of Mount Hellena, Hood and Adams on clear day

Thank Steve M
Edmonton, Canada
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95 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We were out riding and stopped by the beach for a quick look see. It was a Fri late morning and there weren't many people around, mums with young kids and some canoeing teams practising. I can imagine this place being crowded on a sunny weekend. It's a nice location to chill out for an afternoon with a good novel.

Thank Kien G

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