We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Vancouver Lake Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 6801 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660-1008
Phone Number:
+1 360-619-1111
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 107 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Good Place to sit at the beach or Kayak

I have taken my kayak there a couple times and enjoyed the trip. I always head to the island on the north end. If you want a day trip and sit at the beach, there is a paid area... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
Derek N
Add Photo Write a Review

107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 105: English reviews
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have taken my kayak there a couple times and enjoyed the trip. I always head to the island on the north end. If you want a day trip and sit at the beach, there is a paid area during the summer run by Vancouver Park service. You can bbq and hang out with friends/family. They have bathrooms at this... More 

Helpful?
Thank Derek N
Vancouver
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This park provides, on a clear day, the perfect view of 5 mountains: Mt Hood, Mt Adams, Mt Jefferson, Mt Rainier, and Mt St Helens, and is the only place like it. Quiet and serene on most days, all year round. Rowing competitions on some weekends are fascinating to watch, but don't expect to park close. Well maintained, with a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 492gwena
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

.large park, with nets set up for beach volley ball. Fishing from the bank. Large beach area, need to watch kids in the water as it is the river, with current. They need life jackets. A large covered area for family picnics.

Helpful?
Thank joycepfleger
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This park is so calming with its walking trail. The park is very nicely maintained and clean. We'll continue to visit here!

Helpful?
Thank Liesel M
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I use this park mainly as a parking spot for a very easy bike ride to Fishermans Bar. All path no cars, about 3.5 miles one way to the Columbia river. Last weekend they had a beach vollyball tournament there and was fun to watch. This park is pretty big and can handle weddings etc. the lake is right there... More 

Helpful?
Thank Brian D
Level Contributor
170 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely grassy grounds along the lake, sandy beach, shade and sun. We had a nice walk from the lake across to the river at Frenchman's Bar. After reading about the water quality issues I don't think I'll want to swim here, but the walking and atmosphere are great. Admission is free, plenty of parking and restrooms.

Helpful?
Thank Sandra G
Portland, OR
Level Contributor
154 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Had not visited here in probably 15 years, so took my husband on a day that rain was predicted. It was nearly private and in the regular NW way, there was no rain and it was absolutely beautiful. This is a big, beautiful lake with plenty of great features. There is a swimming area, plenty of picnic tables, lovely areas... More 

Helpful?
Thank marcia_marcia
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The trail is very nice and in excellent condition. Too bad it just dead ends. Nice getaway in the woods, great for dogs .

Helpful?
Thank Marie L
paris
Level Contributor
36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

It's a fine park, the sandy beach is great and the restroom facilities are perfectly fine. Lots of grassy area and shade from trees. Water quality is exactly as many state...it is cloudy and the visibility is pretty bad. The setting is stunning, all the mountains are in perfect view on a clear day. It's really beautiful.

Helpful?
Thank paris4awhile
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

great place for a summertime picnic. Play area for the kids and also lots of space for other outdoor activities.

Helpful?
Thank Debbie M

Travellers who viewed Vancouver Lake Park also viewed

 

Been to Vancouver Lake Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Vancouver Lake Park and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Portland, Oregon
9 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Vancouver Lake Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?