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Lacamas Creek Park

Portland Metro Area, Washington

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  • View of Lower Falls.- Lacamas Creek Park
  • Lower Falls.- Lacamas Creek Park
  • Woodburn Falls.- Lacamas Creek Park
  • Common camas (Camassia quamash).- Lacamas Creek Park
  • Round Lake.- Lacamas Creek Park
  • Yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus).- Lacamas Creek Park
  • Lacamas Creek.- Lacamas Creek Park
  • Lacamas Creek.- Lacamas Creek Park
  • Lacamas Creek.- Lacamas Creek Park
  • Round Lake.- Lacamas Creek Park
  • Toughleaf iris (Iris tenax).- Lacamas Creek Park
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  • Pothole Falls.- Lacamas Creek Park
  • Pacific blackberry (Rubus ursinus), not to be confused with the non-native Himalayan blackberry (Rubus armeniacus).- Lacamas Creek Park
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  • Playground and restrooms near the parking area.- Lacamas Creek Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Diversity of attractions. Waterfalls. Old-growth forest. Round Lake.
Cons: 
Heavy use by mid-summer.
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Region:
Portland Metro Area, WA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Though a modest 325 acres, Lacamas Creek Park is a must see for anyone living in the Portland area!  The majority of the land is an incredible wilderness preserve in spite of its location in central Camas.  Unlike some of this area’s other nature parks, including Forest Park, Tryon Creek, Powell Butte or Tualatin Hills, Lacamas Creek Park boasts plenty of substantial waterfalls, a reservoir and old-growth Douglas firs.  You will also enjoy the exposed rock outcroppings that are home to the beautiful and delicate camas, a variety of native lily for which the Washington town was named.  Beyond the popular summer swimming holes found along Lacamas Creek, there are more than 9 miles of trails for hikers and mountain bikers alike.  Get on the Lacamas Creek Loop Trail to experience all of what the park has to offer.

Although the park’s natural wonders are certainly a draw, it isn’t short on urban attractions either.  A large playground, grilling and picnic areas with nearby restrooms, and an ad-hock BMX park reflect the park's role as a local resource for Camas.

Caution:  Although Lacamas Creek is a popular summer swimming destination, safety should always be your number one priority.  The Creek doesn’t have any lifeguards, and flow rates can be quite rapid near Pothole Falls and the Lower Falls.  Know your swimming abilities, always swim in groups and be sure to keep away from falls.

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