Clark County Parks
Whether you are planning a family picnic, hiking with friends or just craving some solitude in a magnificent setting, Clark County's many parks and trails can provide a great outdoor experience.
County to resume collecting parking fees at four parks April 3
Clark County will resume collecting daily parking fees at four of the county’s largest regional parks starting Monday, April 3.
Parking fees will be $2 for motorcycles, $3 for cars, $6 for cars with trailers and $8 for buses or motor homes.
Parking fees were eliminated in 2013. Last year, the Board of County Councilors agreed to resume fee collection to provide more sustainable parks funding and reduce vandalism and other illegal activities.
Daily parking fees will be collected at fee booths, typically from May 1 through Sept. 30, and during busy off-season events. Fee booth attendants will accept cash, debit cards, Visa and MasterCard. No checks or Discover or American Express cards will be accepted.
When fee booths are not staffed, park users will need to use self-pay stations. Only cash will be accepted at self-pay stations.
Frequent users of these four parks should consider buying an annual parking pass for $30.
For more information, including locations to purchase annual passes, go to the parking fees webpage.
Fees increase to reserve picnic shelters at regional parks
With the start of March, reservation fees have increased by $25 for most picnic shelters at five regional parks: Capt. William Clark, Frenchman’s Bar, Lewisville, Salmon Creek/Klineline Pond and Vancouver Lake.
Fees increased by $50 for shelters seating more than 100 people at Frenchman’s Bar, Lewisville and Vancouver Lake regional parks.
For more information, go to the picnic shelters page and watch this CVTV video:
What's new in parks
- Work is complete on two new parks, Sorenson Neighborhood Park and Tower Crest Neighborhood Park.
- Learn about the recent evaluation of the trail system in Lacamas Lake Regional Park and efforts to marshal volunteers to help improve and maintain the park’s trails.
The following links are for some of the most popular services offered by Clark County Parks. Many of these services also can be accessed using the left-hand menu.
View an A-Z listing of county parks and trails, along with a map showing Clark County and City of Vancouver parks.
- Description of different types of county parks (PDF)
- Clark County trails map (PDF)
- Find a natural area - Legacy Lands
Looking for something specific? Find parks with special features, such as off-leash dog areas, picnic shelters, boat launches, skate spots, trails and other amenities.
Picnic shelters can be reserved in five regional parks for events taking place May 1 through Sept. 30.
You will need to create an account to use the system. Frequently asked questions about online registration can be found at the bottom of the online reservations page. Once you are registered, click on the reservations button near the upper left corner of the page to book a picnic shelter.
Reservations are not required for non-exclusive use of parks facilities. They are available free of charge, on a first-come, first served basis, unless the facility is reserved for exclusive use for a special event. If your special event requires exclusive use to ensure a particular facility is available and ready upon your arrival, a reservation is highly recommended. Reservations help county parks staff coordinate with other events to ensure your exclusive use and provide adequate information to properly prepare for the event.
Not sure if you can bring your dog? You can find useful information by visiting the parks rules page and reviewing frequently asked questions, both of which provide tips for enjoying your county parks.
Recently developed parks in Clark County are part of the Greater Clark Parks District program, which voters in the unincorporated urban area outside the City of Vancouver approved in February 2005. Since 2005, Clark County Public Works has completed 30 parks and 26 sports fields inside the district.
Volunteers are vital to the success of the county’s commitment to keep parks open and well-maintained for all to enjoy. Not only do volunteers provide invaluable support, but they also bring new ideas, energy, and a community perspective to the future of parks.
Need more information?
Clark County Parks
4700 Northeast 78th Street
Vancouver, WA 98665