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Blue Lake Regional Park, Fairview

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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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 ...  read 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...  read 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. 
  • 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.
  • KIDS 5 and under can't go swimming in the lake!!!!! Like wtf!!! I basically came there to park my car!!!?? However, there is water fountains for "little kids" BUT older kids splash around there as well and bump into little kids. A bigger girl bump into my nephew, he fell hard and started bleeding from his mouth! This is a nice lake BUT DO NOT GO HERE IF U HAVE KIDS 5 and under! Hugeeeee disappointment!!
  • 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.
  • Arguably the best disc golf course in Oregon. Well maintained by local disc golfers and Metro. This is a LONG course so bring your accurate and long drives. Stay out of OB and try not to lose a disc.
  • Seriously disappointed!! I agree with other reviewers that this is NOT a park but a well policed picnic area! This is a 101 acre area that does not allow dogs AT ALL. Their website states that dogs 'can damage sensitive habitat'. The only 'sensitive habitat' they could be talking about is the exorbitant amount of landscaping done in this place. Instead of allowing it to be natural AT ALL, this whole place is trimmed and manicured. They section off areas to grow more perfect grass! This place is more worried about looks than actually providing a park environment for the community. I won't ever be back. Especially considering half my family isn't allowed.
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