Battle Ground Lake State Park
Washington State Parks
Cabins at Battle Ground Lake sit among a grove of Douglas-fir trees, within walking distance of Battle Ground Lake. Each cabin is 12-feet-by-24-feet in size and features a 6-foot covered front porch, picnic table, electric heat, lights, and locking doors. Bathrooms and showers are nearby. Cabins are furnished with bunk beds that sleep three and a full-size bed for two. Outside is a fire grill and a deck.
This State Park is built around the main feature, Battle Ground Lake. The former name was Crater Lake but the one in Oregon was more famous so the name was changed. But, this little lake is a volcanic crater filled with water. The volcano is only 400 feet in height and not really noticeable on approach. Civilization is encroaching all around the park and it seems more like a city park at times. Especially the amenities fees, like being charged a boat launch permit for a kayak. Maybe it's an effort to get you to rent a canoe or paddleboat, both are available for rent in the summer. The lake is stocked with bass, catfish and trout so you can usually find a fisherman somewhere on the lake. There is a small swimming area, picnic areas throughout the park, a kids play area, two kitchen shelters without electricity, and one with that is reservable. Battle Ground Lake has 5 miles of horse and 10 miles of hiking trails, including some primitive equestrian camping sites. Regular campsites are available as well as some cabin rentals. Sports games can be played at the softball and baseball fields, the volleyball area and the horseshoe pits. Mountain bikers must share the horse trails, none are bike only trails.
Hiking around the lake
Trail around the lake