A massive crater lake formed by a volcanic explosion 150,000 years ago.
Battle Ground Lake State Park is a gorgeous destination in the southwest region of Washington, nestled in the Cascade Mountains. This 280-acre park has activities for every outdoor enthusiast; camping, hiking, horseback riding trails, kayaking, and boating. The best part about Battle Ground Lake is that it is the remnants of a volcanic explosion over 100,000 years ago that resulted in a crater. It filled with water and is fed by a spring.
Battle Ground Lake State Park is an excellent place to spend a relaxing day or entire weekend via camping or cabin rental. Spend your time here basking in the summertime sun, cooling off in the refreshing lake, and having a picnic under masses of evergreen trees as you gaze out onto the beautiful Cascade Mountains. Take the boat out and fish for bluegill, bass, and rainbow trout. Take a hike along some of the 10 miles of trails the park offers, as well. Battle Ground Lake Loop Trail is an easy 2.6-mile hike that contributes fabulous views of Battle Ground Lake. Experience the definition of fresh air and peace when you visit Battle Ground Lake State Park.