|Battle Ground Lake|
Battle Ground Lake State Park
|Surface elevation||509 feet (155 m)|
|Formed by||Magma induced steam explosion|
|Volcanic field||Boring Lava Field|
Battle Ground Lake State Park is a 280-acre (110 ha) park 21 miles (34 km) northeast of Vancouver, Washington, U.S., consisting of an ancient 400-foot (120 m) volcano in the Boring Lava Field where a magma-induced steam explosion made a large bean-shaped crater, a maar, which later filled with water, forming a crater lake.
The Park is vegetated with mostly evergreen forest, and the lake is stocked with bass, catfish and trout. Facilities include a swimming area, boat launch ramp, camping grounds and cabin rentals. Bridle trails ring the lake and criss-cross the summit area. Paddleboats may be rented for $10 hourly.
There are a few small bass present, and catfish, but trout fishing is the main attraction for anglers, especially on opening day.
The property at the lake is now a Washington State Park, but it was formerly owned by the Dollars, a local family for which Dollars Corner, a nearby intersection, was named.
There was a lodge and store on the shore, along with a large dock area from which boats could be rented. There was also a large wooden water slide.
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