Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond
Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond is a popular spot, with a bathhouse, roped swimming areas, a children's splash pad, observation platforms and a lifejacket loaner station.
The park also features 35 acres of developed parkland and 368 acres of undeveloped green space. It also backs up to the Salmon Creek Sports Association Complex, home of the Vancouver Girls Softball Association.
- 2 reservable picnic shelters
- 35 picnic tables
- 6 barbecue grills
- 7 sets of play equipment
- Sandy beach with lifeguards on duty during summer
- Chlorinated spray ground water feature
- 2 drinking fountains
- 1 bathroom
- 186 parking spaces, plus 4 disabled parking stalls
7 a.m. to dusk
Effective Monday, April 3, 2017, Clark County Parks will resume charging daily parking fees year-round at Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond. Daily parking fees will be:
- $2 for motorcycles
- $3 for cars
- $6 for cars with trailers
- $8 for buses or motor homes
These are parking fees, not entrance fees. There will be no charge for people who walk or bicycle into Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond.
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, Discover or American Express cards).
When fee booths are not staffed, park users will need to use self-pay stations. Only cash will be accepted at self-pay stations.
Under Clark County Code, parking a vehicle without paying the required daily fee or displaying a valid parking pass could result in a $40 fine.
Frequent park users can save money by purchasing annual parking passes, which are valid at the four regional parks charging parking fees: Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park, Lewisville Regional Park, Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond and Vancouver Lake Regional Park.
For 2017, annual parking passes will cost $30 for nine months, April through December.
Go to the parking fees webpage for information on how to purchase annual parking passes.
Klineline Pond is the only location where Clark County provides lifeguards and a splash pad.
Lifeguards are on duty from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
- The final two weekends in June.
- Daily, from July 1 through Labor Day.
- First two weekend in September.
The splash pad is operational when lifeguards are on duty.
It’s important to remember that lifeguards cannot prevent every drowning. Park users are urged to follow the buddy system when swimming. In addition, parents of young children should be particularly vigilant.
Please observe the following rules when using Klineline Pond:
- No pets, other than service animals, are allowed across the bridge into the main use area of the park.
- No boats or kayaks are allowed on the pond.
- No abusing docks, ropes, buoys and pilings.
Salmon Creek Greenway and Trail
This urban greenway runs along Salmon Creek between Lake River in Felida and Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond in Hazel Dell. It includes bottomlands, wetlands and forested hillsides on both sides of Salmon Creek and the north end of Cougar Creek.
Despite the urban setting, the greenway is extensively used by wildlife, including migratory waterfowl and other birds, deer, coyotes, rabbits, opossums, raccoons and beavers.
A 3-mile-long paved trail extends through a portion of the greenway between Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond and Northwest 36th Avenue in Felida. The trail is relatively flat, except for a slope up to Northwest 36th Avenue.
Besides the trailhead in Salmon Creek Regional Park, the trail also can be accessed at the parking lot near the Vancouver Girls Softball Association's fields (restrooms at this location) off of Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue. Access to Cougar Creek Trail is available near the mid-point of the Salmon Creek trail. Look for the stairs up the hill, past the picnic table.
Habitat restoration efforts along Salmon Creek are coordinated through a partnership with the Clark Public Utilities. More information is available on Clark Public Utilities StreamTeam's website.
Salmon Creek Regional Park has two reservable shelters. Each shelter seats 50 people and rents for $75 a day.
Other portions of the park may be available for weddings and other events with an approved special use reservation. Air-inflated “bounce houses” are allowed with approved special use permits, but dunk tanks are not.