Blurock Landing

Blurock Landing

This trailhead is located about 1 mile south of Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park. It was acquired in 1995 and features views of the Columbia River, Sauvie Island, Belle Vue Point, Mount Jefferson, Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams and Mount Rainier.


  • 27 parking spaces, minimal overflow parking.
  • Access to the paved multi-use trail between Frenchman's Bar and Vancouver Lake regional parks - Trail map


Swimming at Blurock landing is not safe because of steep drop-offs and swift currents in the Columbia River and Vancouver Lake flushing channel. There are no lifeguards on duty.

In the spring local rivers are still running fast and cold. Swimming in cold water can:
-Cause you to involuntarily gasp and inhale water.
-Cause you to lose muscle control in your arms, legs, hands and feet.
Even the strongest swimmers can experience these effects of cold water. Wearing a life jacket greatly reduces these risks. If you choose to go into a natural body of water to cool off, wear a life jacket!
While swimming is allowed in most Clark County parks with water access, there are no lifeguards on duty and swimmers enter the water at their own risk. Parks on the Columbia River, namely Captain William Clark Regional Park at Cottonwood Beach and Frenchman's Bar Regional Park, are not safe for swimming because of strong currents and sudden drop-offs. More information, including how to swim safely, is at
Safer options include enjoying a sprinkler or dipping your feet in a wading pool.

More information: Swimming at Clark County Parks


7 a.m. to dusk

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8001 NW Lower River Rd,
Vancouver, WA
United States


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