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Battle Ground Lake: Fishing, Boating, and Swimming

Battle Ground Lake State Park features over 280 acres of lush, forested land nestled in foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Volcanic in origin, the spring-fed lake is like a miniature version of Oregon's Crater Lake. It's also rich with bass, crappie, and Rainbow Trout, which make it a popular destination for anglers. With a wide array of recreational areas and activities, this popular vacation hot spot is an ideal place for outdoor adventure and family fun.



  • An One Day Discover Pass ($11.50) / Annual Discover Pass ($35.50) is required to park at the lake. - All vehicles need to be parked at the lake
  • Cabin and picnic area rentals available.
  • Visit to make a reservation.


  • Summer - 6:30 am to dusk
  • Winter - 8 am to dusk


  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Baseball
  • Diving
  • Horse trails
  • Picnics
  • Badminton
  • Mountain biking
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Equestrian camping


  • Do I Need a Fishing License to Fish?

    A recreational license is required for shellfish harvesting and fishing at Battle Ground Lake and all Washington state parks. Click here more information on regulations, or to purchase a license online.
  • What Activities Are Offered?

    Battle Ground Lake provides a wealth of outdoor activities, including hiking, bird watching, boating, fishing, swimming, diving, and other water-based activities. The area also features sports activities, including badminton, baseball, softball, mountain biking, volleyball, and horseshoe pits.

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