Explore the Great Outdoors in Vancouver USA

Cool blue lakes and miles of hiking and biking trails invite adventure seekers to explore the wonder of the great outdoors in Vancouver USA.

Just 10 minutes from downtown, visitors can enjoy a stunning view of Mount St. Helens while canoeing, kayaking, or stand-up-paddle boarding at Vancouver Lake. The 234-acre park also features hiking trails and a 2.5-mile sandy shoreline for beach volleyball and picnicking. Dragon boat races and rowing teams compete on the lake throughout the year.

Visitors can explore the wildlife and over 5,000 acres of wetlands at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. For outdoor fans of all levels, this local gem is a perfect spot to bird watch. While hiking, visitors can spot sandhill cranes, tundra swans and great blue herons. Guided, naturalist-led hikes are also offered at the refuge.

Other urban outdoor adventures in Vancouver USA that offer beautiful scenery to bike, hike and paddle are:

Lacamas Lake and Lacamas Heritage Trail

Columbia River Waterfront Renaissance Trail

Burnt Bridge Creek Trail

Salmon Creek Greenway Trail

Frenchman's Bar Park

For more information or to request high-res photos for print or web use, please contact Carrie Schave via email or at 360-750-1553.