Battle Ground Lake State Park

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Battle Ground Lake State Park
Washington State Park
Country United States
State Washington
County Clark
Elevation 509 ft (155 m) [1]
Coordinates 45°48′19″N 122°29′37″W / 45.80528°N 122.49361°W / 45.80528; -122.49361Coordinates: 45°48′19″N 122°29′37″W / 45.80528°N 122.49361°W / 45.80528; -122.49361 [1]
Area 280 acres (113 ha)
Established Unspecified
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Battle Ground Lake State Park
Battleground lake.jpg
Battle Ground Lake
Location Clark County, Washington
Elevation 509 feet (155 m)[2]

Battle Ground Lake State Park is a 280-acre (110 ha) Washington state park located 21 miles (34 km) northeast of Vancouver, Washington, U.S., consisting of an ancient 400-foot (120 m) volcano in the Boring Lava Field where a magma-induced steam explosion made a large bean-shaped crater, a maar, which later filled with water, forming a crater lake.[3] The lake was originally named Crater Lake, but was renamed in deference Oregon's more famous Crater Lake.

History[edit]

The property was formerly owned by the Dollars, a local family for which Dollars Corner, a nearby intersection, was named.[4] There was a lodge and store on the shore, along with a large dock area from which boats could be rented.

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park is vegetated with mostly evergreen forest, and the lake is stocked with bass, catfish and trout.[5] Facilities include a swimming area, boat launch ramp, boat rentals, camping grounds and cabin rentals. Bridle trails ring the lake and criss-cross the summit area.[6] There are a few small bass present, and catfish, but trout fishing is the main attraction for anglers, especially on opening day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Battle Ground State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Battle Ground Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ "The Boring Volcanic Field — Hills of the Portland Basin". Cascades Volcano Observatory. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Dollar Family". Clark County History. The Columbian. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Battle Ground Lake". Fishing and Shellfishing: Lowland Lakes. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Battle Ground Lake State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 

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