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“Vancouver's misunderstood gem”

Vancouver Lake Park
Ranked #6 of 53 things to do in Vancouver
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Vancouver, Washington, United States
1 review
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“Vancouver's misunderstood gem”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

This is an amazing resource so close to the city with exceptional sailing and rowing. For people who complain of water quality issues you need to launch your boat in the Willamette and spend the afternoon wiping fecal matter and pollution off the hull to recognize the asset we have in Vancouver. Willamette Sailing Club hosts events on the lake as well due to the excellent conditions.

People need to let go of this dying lake comment. All lakes are "dying" as they are slowly being filled in by silt due to errosion. It's a normal geologic process.

Algae bloom is limited to August in years with high temperatures and low water levels. Since 2010 bloom has been limited or non-existent depending on where you are on the lake.

You can visit crew and sailing clubs here:

vlsc.org
vancouverlakecrew.com

Visited July 2012
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English first
Newhall, CA
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Peaceful Lake area”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

Nice place to take a bike ride. Rather flat and unassuming. Pleasant people nearby and easy access.

Visited October 2011
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1 Thank evelyn c
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Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“GROSS!”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Disgusting and dumpy...disease ridden...closed often for problems in the lake. Call and check first..it may be closed!

Visited July 2011
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Thank Kelly O
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Vancouver, Washington
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Went for a wedding.”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

Wedding was good, the trees make everything nice and shaded so its nice and cool during summer.

Visited August 2011
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Thank NATALIE J
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Vancouver, Washington
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44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Largest Lake in Vancouver”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Great parks along the shoreline for outings. Play areas for kids, and picnicking.

Visited October 2011
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Thank Karen E
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