Trip Planner:   USA  /  Washington State  /  Camas  /  Nature  /  Lacamas Lake
Lacamas Lake, Camas
(4.4/5 based on 85 reviews on the web)
Lacamas Lake is a small lake in Clark County, Washington. It is a popular place to fish and water ski for locals from Vancouver, Camas and Washougal. In the 1990s many high tech manufacturing plants and expensive housing developments began to appear in the area around the lake. The lake is very warm compared to other lakes in the area. As it is now, the 60ft lake cannot support life below about 18 feet.(see "Dead Zone" below)Water qualityAt the lake's south-east side it connects with Round Lake at the SR 500 bridge. The 43,000 acres (174 km²) around these lakes collect precipitation and form the Lacamas Creek which feeds into both lakes. This area is mostly large open fields and private farm or ranch land. The resulting runoff contains high levels of fertilizers which leads to nutrient abundance in both lakes. This nutrient abundance has caused plant overgrowth and algae problems. Consequently only a few fish species are able to live in either lake ( brown trout, rainbow trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, yellow perch, catfish and sturgeon). The government considers the lake to be eutrophic.
See Lacamas Lake and all Camas has to offer by arranging your trip with our Camas trip itinerary maker.
Source
map
Create a full Camas itinerary

Plan your trip to Camas

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Washington State by other users

38 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in United States BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 32 days in United States BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in United States BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Seattle BY A USER FROM CANADA August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bellingham BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in United States & Vancouver BY A USER FROM CANADA April, outdoors, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Great little lake to drop your kayak in for a quick break from your week. Easy access...clean park area and well maintained. Walk path is well taken care of and offers about 7 miles out and back. The ...  more »
  • This is a beautiful place to walk and enjoy nature. You can take a short or a much longer hike depending on your energy level. It is beautiful anytime of year and with the changing seasons. Some of th...  more »
  • Only minutes from my house, we come here often to take our dog for a walk and get some exercise. We love it, quiet and beautiful.