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Blue Lake Regional Park, Fairview
(3.6/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web)
Blue Lake Regional Park is a public park in Fairview, in the U.S. state of Oregon. The 101acre park, near the south shore of the Columbia River in Multnomah County, includes many covered and uncovered picnic areas, playing fields for sports such as softball, and infrastructure related to lake recreation including swimming, boating, and fishing. Encompassing wooded areas, three ponds, and a wetland in addition to the lake, the park is frequented by migrating birds and other wildlife. Paved paths run through the park, which is near the 40 Mile Loop hiking and biking trail. Park vegetation includes cottonwoods, willows, and other trees and shrubs as well as wetland plants such as cattails.The 61acre lake, which lies in a small artificial drainage basin, has no natural inlet or outlet. Water normally enters the lake only from rain, surface runoff, and groundwater seepage. Excessive aquatic plant life and algae have sometimes restricted the use of the lake, and its maintenance includes plant control and addition of fresh water from municipal wells.
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  • I've passed this park on numerous occasions and decided to pay the $5 parking fee to go explore. This park has something for everyone! Ball fields, disc golf course, splash pad for the little ones, a ...  more »
  • Blue Lake Park is in Fairview close to Portland and the surrounding areas. There is literally something for everyone. This is a perfect place for company picnics and family outings. You can fish, walk...  more »
  • Really nice place to have a run or to just see the landscape... is a very beautiful park, right next to Gersham, very close by any means of transportation. 
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  • I won't stand for a paying a fee so I parked and walked in. What a pain in the butt. I would say parks were supposed to be the one last free thing to do in America. Seems like they invested quite a bit in getting those fee stations in too. Unbelievable. The park is nice, I played a round of Frisbee golf. Probably on the upper tier of courses in the area. But again, I play because it's a free activity.
  • We really enjoyed walking on the trails with our kids. A lot of trees and shade areas. A good park to take kids on the sprays, it's really fun for them. Clean restrooms and water fountains around, if you forgot your water bottle. The only thing to keep in mind is the $5 entrance fee. If you want to come for free, its about a five minute walk from the nearest allowed parking near the houses.
  • My first time visiting Blue Lake Park - came here for a salsa dancing fundraiser. Beautiful park that seems to be well kept. Nice BBQ areas. Friendly workers at the pay station. Costs $5 to enter and there is plenty of parking. I had no idea this park existed, so I'm happy to have had the chance to check it out!
  • Plenty of space, with lots of park benches. Good shade in the South\central portion of the park. Enough restrooms; all were single occupant\unisex. We saw two standard playground areas, one large - better suited to 5 years+, the smaller one looked to be good for 3 years+. There was a "natural" playground with a good sized sandbox, a pile of logs for building, a jumble of boulders for climbing, and an obstacle course consisting of upright stumps and a small ropes course. The one drawback with the playground equipment was a distinct shortage of swings...there were only 2 standard swings and 1 child swing.
  • Park is laid out very nice and clean didn't see any graffiti like you see in California. The lake is small, but big enough to float around on they do have paddle boats to rent.