Battle Ground Lake State Park

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Need a quick getaway?

Battle Ground Lake State Park is a forested camping park in the Cascade Mountain foothills; its proximity to Vancouver and Portland and its cool green lake make it a great escape from the bustle of city and suburbs. 

Children play in the shallow swim area under the watchful eyes of their picnicking parents, anglers float on the lake, hikers and campers take quiet strolls in the woods. On sunny weekends, laughter fills the playground, lakefront and kitchen areas. Whether you've come for a rest or a family play day, time spent at Battle Ground Lake will leave you refreshed and ready to tackle your life once again.

Park features

The 280-acre park offers hiking, biking, horse trails and a primitive equestrian camping area. The spring-fed lake is attractive to swimmers and paddlers and is stocked with trout, making it a favorite of anglers.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.

Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass and boat launch permit.

  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

ADA amenities/facilities

  • Campground
  • Day-use area restroom
  • Picnic area

Use our interactive ADA recreation map to search for other state parks with ADA amenities and facilities. 

Picnic & day-use facilities
Two kitchen shelters without electricity are available on a first-come, first-served basis year-round. Each accommodates about 20 people. There are 70 unsheltered picnic tables.

One kitchen shelter with electricity is reservable. The facility accommodates 20 to 150 people. Fees vary based on size of the group. Reservations can be made online or by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

Activities & features


  • 5 miles of biking trails
  • 10 miles of hiking trails
  • 5 miles of horse trails

Water activities & features

  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Diving
  • 60 feet of dock
  • Fishing (freshwater)
  • Swimming
  • Watercraft launch

Other activities & features

  • Badminton area
  • Baseball field
  • Bird watching
  • Fire circle
  • Horseshoe pits (2)
  • Mountain biking
  • Softball field
  • Volleyball field
  • Wildlife viewing


  • The Battle Ground Lake Park Store offers a menu of hot foods and snacks, beverages, camping supplies, fishing gear, and campfire wood. Rental kayaks and SUP boards are also available. Spring hours of operation start in April. Friday 11:00-2:00 and Saturday / Sunday 10:00-6:00 (thru Memorial Weekend). Summer hours are 10-6 daily. For more information visit the store online.

additional information

  • The sports field has room for soccer but no goal posts. There are movable poles for badminton or volleyball. Groups provide net and ball or shuttlecock.
  • The park does not have designated bike trails. Mountain bikers may use horse trails as long as they yield to horse riders.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington State Parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Printable park brochure (PDF).