Battle Ground Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide
Swim or paddle across the crater of an ancient volcano at Battle Ground Lake State Park. Small but impressive, this beautiful park is tucked into a dense forest near Battle Ground, Washington, just 30 miles north of Portland, Oregon. Once you arrive, you'll see why it has been a popular recreation site since the 1900s — the cool, beautiful water is perfect for swimming, canoeing, and fishing. Battle Ground Lake State Park is also known for its quiet hiking trails that offer stunning views of the impossibly green forest. Come in the summer for sunny days, or visit during the cool winter months and you might get the wilderness all to yourself.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Battle Ground Lake State Park
Battle Ground Lake State Park lies in a part of the United States that's prone to rain. With an RV, and you can duck in and out of inclement weather as needed. If you don't have one, an RV rental is a fun way to try out the perfect motorhome and elevate your camping trip, all without the commitment.
Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground
With 41 RV-friendly campsites, Battle Ground Lake State Park Campground is the perfect home base for your vacation. The biggest sites can accommodate RVs up to 35 feet long; book early to get a big spot or one of the six sites with electricity and water. Inside the campground, you'll find a dump station, hot showers, and bathrooms. Sites range from $27 to $45, depending on the type of site you book and the time of year.
Vancouver RV Park
If you're looking for a campsite with full hookups, you'll find it 16 miles south at Vancouver RV Park. Here, you'll find a wide selection of RV sites in both pull-through and back-in configurations. The longest site is 52 feet long, so you can bring a big rig with ease. Get online using the free Wi-Fi connection, or spend a pleasant afternoon enjoying the fireplace in the rec room. Large, clean bathrooms with showers sit a quick walk from your site. The nightly rate is $99; if you're coming for a week, you'll pay $350.
Cougar Park & Campground
Camp between Battle Ground State Park and Mt. St. Helens at Cougar Park & Campground. Park your RV under the trees and enjoy the peace of the forest. Nearby, a variety of lakes and hiking trails keep you busy. Sites here offer full hookups, and many provide pull-through access. If you don't need sewer hookups, you can book partial hookup sites that have electricity and water. The park also offers free Wi-Fi, bathrooms, and a laundry room. Rates are $40 per night for full hookups and $30 per night for partial hookups.
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What to Do at
Battle Ground Lake State Park
Inside Battle Ground Lake State Park
Although Battle Ground Lake State Park is small, it offers plenty to do. When it's warm, head right for the beach, the water is shallow and great for kids. If you have a non-motorized boat, you can launch it at the park. Paddle EZ, the onsite rental provider, also offers kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for rent year-round. Away from the water, the park offers 10 miles of hiking trails, 5 miles of equestrian trails, and 5 miles of trails that are ideal for mountain biking.
Outside Battle Ground Lake State Park
Battle Ground Lake State Park lies a stone's throw from both cities and wilderness areas. If you're looking for shopping or dining, Battle Ground is a few minutes away. The Gifford Pinchot National Forest, the Columbia River, stunning lakes, and soaring mountains lie within an easy drive, so there's something for every adventurer.
Dig into a charcuterie plate and a Caprese salad while you enjoy a bottle of red wine at Galeotti's Wine Cellar. This fun, relaxing spot offers a small selection of salads and gourmet snacks, making it a great place for a light meal.
Type: Italian, American
Location: 715 E Main St, Battle Ground, WA 98604
Known for its excellent craft beer, Northwood Public House and Brewery is a relaxing spot for an afternoon or evening meal. The menu offers something for every taste, from oysters to prime rib.
Location: 1401 SE Rasmussen Blvd, Battle Ground, WA 98604
Delight your taste buds with classic noodle dishes and curries at Keo Thai Cuisine. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.
Location: 1800 SW 9th Ave #101, Battle Ground, WA 98604
El Rancho Viejo
Don't let the low-key vibe at El Rancho Viejo fool you; the portions are big, and the Mexican flavors are authentic. Satisfy your craving with a plate of nachos or a hearty burrito.
Location: 19 W Main St, Battle Ground, WA 98604
George's Molon Lave
The family-owned George's Molon Lave is known for its authentic Greek dishes and exceptionally friendly service. Try a traditional gyro or lamb shank, and make sure to leave room for dessert.
Location: 1417 SE Rasmussen Blvd #130, Battle Ground, WA 98604
Get ready to tackle the legendary Pacific Northwest bike trails with a stop at NW Ambush Extreme Sports, a bike shop that carries all of the supplies you need to make repairs or get started.
Location: 711 E Main St UNIT 103, Battle Ground, WA 98604
Pick up a few novels to read at your campsite at Literary Leftovers, which is located a few minutes from the park.
Location: 813 W Main St #108, Battle Ground, WA 98604
One of the closest large grocery stores to Battle Ground Lake State Park, Fred Meyer makes a great stop on the way to the campground.
Location: 401 NW 12th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is about 90 miles from Battle Ground Lake State Park, but it's definitely worth a visit while you're in the area. Here, you can see the effects of a massive volcanic eruption that happened in May of 1980. Stop into the visitor center to watch a video of the event, explore Silver Lake, and enjoy the many hiking trails around the mountain.
Location: 3029 Spirit Lake Hwy, Castle Rock, WA 98611
Forested hills rise above Lake Merwin at Cresap Bay Recreation Area. Known for its exceptional boating and fishing opportunities, this is a lovely spot to spend an afternoon. Take a dip in the lake, enjoy a picnic on the shore, or explore the tall trees in the gorgeous pine forest.
Location: Amboy, WA 98601
Located just west of Battle Ground Lake State Park, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful spot to enjoy the wilderness. Hike through a leafy forest, explore the wetlands, and keep an eye out for waterfowl and wildlife. Be sure to stop by the Chinookan plank house, which was inspired by a historic Native American site at Cathlapotle.
Location: 28908 NW Main Ave., Ridgefield, WA 98642
If you're looking for a hike near Battle Ground Lake State Park, Salmon-Morgan Creeks Natural Area is a great option. Here, trails wind through mossy forests that are almost shockingly green — be sure to bring your camera. The terrain is gentle, making this a fun option for families or short adventures.
Location: NE 161st Ave, Brush Prairie, WA 98606
Bag a few peeks at the spectacular Silver Star Scenic Area. Here, you can hike through dense pine forests and up to the rocky summits above the treeline. Many trails are also open to mountain bikes and horses, giving you plenty of opportunities to explore. Start early and leave yourself time to enjoy the spectacular views.
Location: L-1100, Yacolt, WA 98675
How to Get to
Battle Ground Lake State Park
Whether you're coming from Seattle in the north or Portland in the south, Interstate 5 is the easiest way to reach Battle Ground Lake State Park. Get off at Exit 11 and take WA-502 to Battle Ground. From there, it's a few miles to the park via Grace Avenue and 11th Street.
Entering Battle Ground Lake State Park
Battle Ground Lake State Park is open all year. In the summer, the park is open from 6:30 a.m. to dusk. Winter hours are 8 a.m. to dusk.
Per vehicle, per day : $10
Whether you're coming on a quick weekend break or a longer vacation, the beautiful landscape at Battle Ground Lake State Park is sure to leave you feeling relaxed. No matter when you're visiting, we'd love to hear about the experience. Send an email to [email protected] with a few snapshots and RV camping tips, or tag RVshare when you post on social media so we can follow along with the fun.