I wanted to share with you a favorite hiking area that my Husband and I like to visit.
LACAMAS PARK and LACAMAS CREEK PARK
Located In Camas at Everett St. and Lake Rd.
Lacamas Park is a 311-acre park that is owned and operated by Clark Country. The park offers many attractions and has access to Round Lake, which is a popular fishing spot. The park has picnic shelters, off street parking, playground structures, restrooms and miles of hiking trails. The trails are partially paved and unpaved. The trails lead to some spectacular views with waterfalls and bridges that cross the Lacamas creek at the lower falls. You can also drive to Lacamas Creek Park trailhead and hike up to the lower falls.
LACAMAS CREEK PARK
Lacamas Creek Park is a city park located right in the middle of town. We took the hike that starts at the Lacamas Creek Trailhead and will take you all the way to Round Lake In Lacamas Park. Today, we only hiked to the McEnry Bridge, which is about 0.7 miles from the trailhead. It is a very easy walk among beautiful Maple and Alder trees that surround the hiking trails.
At 0.7 miles, you’ll come to the McEnry Bridge, crossing over Lacamas Creek. At this point, if you continue on, you will be leaving the city-owned Lacamas Creek Park and entering the county-owned Lacamas Park. You can hike all the way to Round Lake.
Directions to the Lacamas Creek Trail Head
From Vancouver, take Highway 14 east to Camas. Take the Camas Exit off Hwy 14 and proceed straight on the old highway marked 6th Avenue. At the stop sign at the paper mill, turn right onto Adams Ave. A few blocks down turn left at the Texaco onto 3rd Ave. stay on 3rd passed Safeway and the baseball field. Just before you reach Lacamas Creek, turn left on to a small, almost hidden, paved, driveway like road that parallels 3rd on the north side. You can see the parking lot and portable restroom from the main road. If you cross Lacamas Creek or come to an intersection with Crown Road, you’ve gone a bit too far. This road looks like a driveway, because until recently, it was.
Directions To Lacamas Park
From Vancouver, take Highway 14 east to Camas. Take the Camas Exit off Hwy 14 and proceed straight on the old highway marked 6th Avenue. At the stop sign at the paper mill, turn right onto Adams Ave. A few blocks down turn left at the Texaco onto 3rd Ave. Turn Left onto Garfield opposite a Safeway store. Garfield turns into 14th Ave, then turn right onto Everett. Follow Everett to the edge of town where you’ll find the Lacamas Park parking lot on the right.