Battle Ground Lake State Park

Battle Ground Lake State Park is a camping park with 280 acres of beautiful, forested land in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. The lake itself is of volcanic origin and is considered to be a miniature version of Crater Lake in Oregon.

This park offers 5 miles of horse trails and a primitive equestrian camping area. The spring-fed lake is stocked with trout and is 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

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. The day-use restroom is ADA-compliant.

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 (888-226-7688).

Activities & Features
Trails
  • 5 miles of biking trails
  • 10 miles of hiking trails
  • 5 miles of horse trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • One boat ramp
  • 60 feet of dock
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Swimming
  • Diving
Other Activities & Features
  • Badminton area
  • Baseball field
  • Bird watching
  • Fire circle
  • Mountain biking
  • Softball field
  • Two horseshoe pits
  • Volleyball field
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
There is a self-guided nature trail in the park.

Additional Information

  • Children under the age of four are not allowed in the swim area.
  • 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.