“Awesome Park with tons to do!”
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.
A 64-acre natural lake fed by underground springs, Blue Lake provides opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming, and makes a beautiful backdrop for hundreds of family picnics, community events and special programs throughout the year. Boating at the lake: Paddle boats, row boats and canoes are available to rent at Blue Lake between May 1 and Sept. 30. For more information about boat rentals, call 503-661-6087. Privately owned watercraft are allowed on the lake for the purpose of angling between Oct. 1 and April 30, as long as they do not exceed 14 feet in length (17 feet for canoes) and 3.0 horsepower in motor capability. Other things to do: - Blue Lake is stocked annually with trout to improve your luck from the park's universally accessible fishing pier. Anglers under 13 can fish without a license. All angling must be in accordance with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations. - The new natural discovery garden invites visitors to experience the wonders of nature while learning to garden naturally. - Park visitors enjoy basketball, archery, volleyball, softball, horseshoes, playgrounds, walking and biking. - The wetland area at the west end of the park offers a wildlife viewing platform and perimeter trail.
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