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Vancouver Lake Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Parking at Vancouver Lake (bobcat)
Beach scene, Vancouver Lake (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • $3 parking fee at Vancouver Lake during the summer
  • Vancouver Lake open 7:00 a.m. to dusk
  • No dogs in Vancouver Lake Park area (lawns, beach) April through October; dogs permitted on the North Trail
  • Restrooms, picnic tables, playgrounds

Driving Directions

Drive I-5 north, and take Exit 1D for 4th Plain Boulevard.

After a long exit of 0.7 miles, turn left onto 4th Plain Boulevard.

Proceed 1.8 miles to merge with Lower River Road (Highway 501).

Go 3.2 miles to a junction, and keep right for Vancouver Lake Park.

Drive another 0.6 miles on Reiger Memorial Highway, and turn right into Vancouver Lake Park. You can pay the parking fee at the kiosk.


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