- Battle Ground Lake State Park
Battle Ground Lake State Park is a 280 acre (1.1 km²) park 21 mi (34 km) northeast of
Vancouver, Washington, USA, consisting of an ancient 400 foot(120 m) volcano in the Boring Lava Fieldwhere a magma-induced steam explosion made a large bean-shaped crater, a maar, which later filled with water, forming a crater lake.
The lake was originally named "Crater Lake", but was renamed in deference
Oregon's more famous Crater Lake.
The Park is vegetated with mostly evergreen forest, and the lake is stocked with bass,
catfishand trout. Facilities include a swimming area and a boat launch ramp. Bridle trails ring the lake and criss-cross the summit area. Paddleboats may be rented for $10 [ [http://www.parks.wa.gov/parkpage.asp?selectedpark=Battle+Ground+Lake Battle Ground Lake State Park (page 1 of 2) ] ] hourly.
There are a few small bass present, and catfish, but trout fishing is the main attraction for anglers, especially on opening day.
The property at the lake is now a Washington State Park, but it was formerly owned by the Dollars, a local family for which Dollars Corner, a nearby intersection, was named.
There was a lodge and store on the shore, along with a large dock area from which boats could be rented. There was also a large wooden waterslide.
* [http://www.parks.wa.gov/parkpage.asp?selectedpark=Battle%20Ground%20Lake&pageno=1 Official website] , Washington State Parks
* [http://www.bgwa.com/battle_ground_lake.htm Battle Ground, Washington Website] , Pictures
* [http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Washington/BattleGroundLake/description_battle_ground_lake.html Description of Battle Ground Lake] , USGS
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