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Vancouver Lake Regional Park in Vancouver, Washington, is a pleasant place for some family-time outdoors. It is not exactly one of those touristy places; more like a place where...
Vancouver Lake Regional Park, Vancouver, WA

Vancouver lake and Vancouver Lake Regional park, WA

Vancouver Lake Regional Park in Vancouver, Washington, is a pleasant place for some family-time outdoors. It is not exactly one of those touristy places; more like a place where the locals like to hang out on a sunny day.

Vancouver Lake Regional Park

Lying in west of Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver Lake Regional Park seemed to be this quiet place just outside town. But then again, it is not without things to do there. The almost 200-acre park has picnic tables and grills and facilities for a game of Beach Volleyball. There’s sand for kids to play in and ample open lawn-space for them to run around. There are even a couple of hiking trails here at this park.

Let me take you on a short photo trip of this park beside Vancouver Lake:

Vancouver Lake

The biggest attraction here must be be lake itself on whose bank the park lies. Vancouver Lake Regional park lies just beside the Vancouver lake and is fortunate to have some of its sandy beach too.

Vancouver Lake Regional Park, Vancouver, WA

The park on this bank and Downtown Vancouver on the other.

Vancouver Lake Regional Park Vancouver Lake Regional Park, Vancouver, WA

Vancouver Lake Regional Park, Vancouver, WA

One of the trails at Vancouver Lake Regional Park, Vancouver, WA.

Vancouver Lake Regional Park, Vancouver, WA Vancouver Lake Regional Park, Vancouver, WA

Volcano Spotting

For me, one of the best things about the park was spotting Mt. St. Helens, one of the volcanoes of the Cascade Range. Vancouver like other parts of the Pacific Northwest get a lot of rain. So I guess it was only because it was a clear day that I got to see Mt. St. Helens. I hear that Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams are also visible from Vancouver Lake Regional Park on good days. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see the latter-mentioned two volcanic mountains.

If you’d like a peek at these volcanic mountains, see :
Mt. Hood
Volcanic SitesΒ 
Mt. St. Helens from Vancouver Lake Regional Park, Vancouver, WA

Do you see Mt. St. Helens?

Mt. St. Helens from Vancouver Lake Regional Park, Vancouver, WA

Zoomed in: Mt. St. Helens.

Linking to the meme:
Also from the Pacific Northwest —
Mt. Rainier National Park
Columbia River Gorge
Astoria
Space Needle
Tillamook Cheese Factory
Oldest Starbucks store
(Wooden Shoe) Tulip Festival

 

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22 Comments on this post.
  • ladyfi
    17 January 2017 at 5:19 am
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    Such a lovely spot.

    • dNambiar
      17 January 2017 at 6:59 am
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      It is. I wish I spotted the other two volcanoes too, that are said to be visible from here.

      Thank you for the visit, Lady Fi. πŸ™‚

  • Kalpanaa
    18 January 2017 at 1:41 am
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    Loved your photos. These were taken in the summer right?

    • dNambiar
      18 January 2017 at 7:20 pm
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      Thank you, Kalpana.
      Yeah, these pictures are from a summer day. At this time of the year these areas get too many rainy days.

  • magiceye
    18 January 2017 at 1:48 am
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    Wonderful place to spend a day or more!

    • dNambiar
      18 January 2017 at 7:21 pm
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      Indeed. πŸ™‚

  • Rajesh
    18 January 2017 at 3:29 am
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    Beautiful place. Lot of free space for the people to relax.

    • dNambiar
      18 January 2017 at 7:23 pm
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      It is lovely for day outside. πŸ™‚

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    18 January 2017 at 4:05 am
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    Amazing shots.

    • dNambiar
      18 January 2017 at 7:23 pm
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      Thank you, Jyotirmoy.

  • Yogi Saraswat
    18 January 2017 at 5:14 am
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    What a beautiful place to visit . Grand pictures as well D.Nambiar .

    • dNambiar
      18 January 2017 at 7:24 pm
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      It is. I loved the sight of the mountain, most of all. πŸ™‚
      Thank you, Yogi. πŸ™‚

  • Photo(Geo)grapher
    18 January 2017 at 8:49 am
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    Lovely area

    • dNambiar
      18 January 2017 at 7:30 pm
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      It sure is. πŸ™‚
      Welcome here, PhotoGeographer. πŸ™‚

  • Tales of Travelling Sisters
    18 January 2017 at 10:49 am
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    This is a perfect spot for kids to run around and play in the outdoors! Absolutely loved your captures, they are postcard perfect! πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      18 January 2017 at 7:26 pm
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      It is. And because those parts have very few sunny days a year, a day like this is taken very seriously and an outoor-day, I’m sure. πŸ™‚

      Thanks guys. πŸ™‚

  • Purba Chakraborty
    18 January 2017 at 5:52 pm
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    Beautiful pictures. Thanks for the photo trip dear πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      18 January 2017 at 7:26 pm
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      Thank you so much, Purba. I hope you are having a lovely week. πŸ™‚

  • Shrinidhi Hande
    19 January 2017 at 2:36 am
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    on my wishlist…

    • dNambiar
      21 January 2017 at 7:16 am
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      The Pacific Northwest is so beautiful. You must see it.

  • Saru Singhal
    25 January 2017 at 11:50 am
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    I love such places – low on tourists and high on beauty and serenity. When I read Vancouver, I thought Canada. Washington is a beautiful state, full of natural beauty. Rain is a only problem, though.

  • dNambiar
    26 January 2017 at 1:43 am
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    It is a lovely little corner of the US, really. If you were to stay there for a bit, you could get tired of the rains. But then again, I guess it is the rains that keeps the Pacific Northwest so green and clean.
    Vancouver, WA is often mistaken for the more famous Vancouver, BC. πŸ˜‰

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