Legacy Lands Properties

River Otter photo by Gary Davenport
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Visit your community natural areas

With over 5,000 acres of conservation and natural areas in public ownership, there are a variety of places to explore the great outdoors. Legacy Lands funding has contributed to significant purchases throughout the county. Some of the properties are part of larger greenways and habitat corridors with agency conservation lands. 

  • Passive use areas – these properties are open for access and provide valuable conservation values as well as passive recreational opportunities, such as hiking, wildlife viewing, equestrian trails, plant hikes and geocaching. Some properties are part of a developed park system. Click here for a map of sites.
  • Conservation areas – numerous properties were acquired to protect critical areas, such as river corridors that are vital to the health of protected fish species like salmon and trout. These areas are not intended for active visitor use but include restoration and stewardship opportunities, such as native plantings and invasive species removals.

Properties open for passive recreational use

Click the links below for a .pdf of the site map and property highlights. Many properties are operated by the local jurisdiction (check the web links / fact sheets for more information). View a map of all publicly accessible lands in the program.

Natural area Features and amenities
Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway
Bernie Drive and Fruit Valley Raod (Stewart Glen Trailhead); Leverich Park; Devine Road; and Northeast 19th Street.
  • Lush greenway along the creek through the center of Vancouver, including forested areas, wetlands and meadows
  • Eight (8) miles of paved trails
  • Amenities include: parking, restrooms, trailheads, picnic, trash receptacles and access to Leverich Park
  • Greenway and trail map link
Camp Currie
618 NE 232nd Ave., Camas
  • Over 140 acres of forest and open areas on the east shore of Lacamas Lake
  • Camp Currie youth camp is managed by a non-profit partner. Facilities include tent sites, mess hall, water pump and other amenities
  • Limited access to trails
East Biddle Lake
Vancouver
  • Access from Columbia Springs Education Center. Soft-surface trails throughout. Overlook at lake.
  • Forested and upland meadows surrounding the lake (7.3 acres)
  • Excellent wildlife viewing
  • Parking and amenities at education center.
Fallen Leaf Lake Park
2911 NE Everett St., Camas
  • Picnic shelter for up to 150 people
  • Access to the lake for swimming and non-motorized devices
  • Forested area west of lake with informal nature trails
  • Amenities include: restrooms (for events);picnic tables; trash receptacles
  • Natural area map link
Frenchman's Bar Regional Park and Trail
9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver
  • Soft-surface trails throughout as well as paved trail connection to Blu Rock and Vancouver Lake Park (3 miles) - Trail map (PDF)
  • Access to Columbia River shoreline, beach and upland forests
  • Amenities include: 2 reservable picnic shelters; barbecue grills (9); picnic tables (34); restrooms (2) and playground equipment and parking (235)
  • Park web page 
Haapa Boat Launch to North Fork Lewis River
43400 NE Haapa Road
  • Boat launch - flat bottom boat less than 20 feet length with access to the North Fork Lewis River 
  • Amenities include: barbecue grill; picnic tables (5); restroom and parking (37)
Hartwood Natural Area and Park
2251 49th St. Washougal
  • Soft-surface nature trails – connects to over 1 mile of trails
  • Connects the Eldridge Park complex to 49th St. and the wooded habitat along Campen Creek
  • Connects to Campen Creek Park at 42nd Ct.
  • Amenities include: playground equipment, benches, trash receptacles and portable restroom
  • Natural area map link
Lacamas Lake Natural Areas
Everett and Lake Roads, Camas
  • Heritage Trail (3.5 mile gravel path) on the south shoreline of the lake
  • Natural areas surround the lake with forested and wetland areas. These natural areas abound with wildlife viewing and hiking/biking trails. Small boats can launch at the park.
  • Lacamas Lake Regional Park with Round lake is has miles of soft-surface trails and scenic views of Lacamas Creek, waterfalls, wildlife and spring flowers (Camas lily fields).
  • Amenities include: parking in several lots; picnic tables; restroom; benches; playground equipment
LaCenter Bottoms Wetlands Natural Area
LaCenter Road at Aspen Road and East Fork of the Lewis River
  • Riparian habitat along the East Fork Lewis River including wetlands
  • Gravel surface nature trails – approximately 0.7 mile of path
  • Interpretive signage including birding information and wildlife blind
  • Amenities available in the nearby Sternwheeler Park
  • Natural area map link
Lucia Falls and Moulton Falls Regional Parks

21803 NE Lucia Falls Road, Yacolt 27781 NE Lucia Falls Road, Yacolt

  • Waterfalls viewing at Lucia Falls Park, great for watching fish migration 
  • Moulton Falls trails (2.5 miles of gravel path) overlooking the North Fork Lewis River and historic bridge 
  • Forested canyon with wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Amenities at both Moulton and Lucia Falls trailheads
Lake Rosannah Natural Area
Northwest 324th Street and Northwest Allen Canyon Road
  • Informal nature trails through woodlands
  • Views of the lake and Allen Creek Canyon
  • Open fields on the eastern portion
  • No amenities available at the site
  • Natural area map link
Salmon Creek Greenway and Trail
1112 NE 117th St.
  • Three (3) miles of paved trails through 368 acres of greenway. Connects to the Cougar Creek trail. 
  • Views of Mount Hood
  • Excellent wildlife viewing including birding
  • Amenities available at regional park with fishing/swimming pond, two reservable picnic shelters, picnic tables, grills and restrooms.
  • Parking - at Klineline Pond, Softball Fields and along NW 36th Ave.
Salmon-Morgan Creeks Natural Area
Northeast 183rd Street and Northeast 161st Avenue
  • Soft-surface and informal nature trails – 1.5 miles
  • Secondary growth Douglas fir and western red cedar forests
  • Scenic views of Salmon and Morgan Creeks with lots of wildlife viewing
  • On street parking only. Please respect neighboring properties and do not block drives or walkways.
  • Natural area map link
Washougal River Greenway
Northeast Third Avenue, Camas
  • Paved trail (3 miles round-trip) along the river corridor
  • Over 100 acres of green space along the river including bottomlands and shoreline
  • Excellent recreational opportunities on the river
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Amenities are located at trailheads
Whipple Creek Hollow Natural Area
Northeast 22nd Avenue at Northeast 164th Street
  • Soft-surface and informal nature trails – 0.75 mile
  • Forested site with diverse wildflowers
  • Scenic views of the Whipple Creek corridor
  • No amenities available on site other than limited parking at trailhead on NE 22nd Ave. or dead end at NE165th St.
  • Natural area map link
Whipple Creek Regional Park
17202 NW 21st Ave., Ridgefield
  • Gravel-surface and soft-surface nature trails – 4.3 miles
  • Open to hikers and equestrians
  • Forested canyons and uplands with excellent wildlife and birding viewing
  • No amenities available on site other than parking at trailhead at NW 21st Ave.
  • Park web page 

Visit other recreational areas in our community:

  • Clark County Parks and Trails. More >>
  • Battle Ground Parks and Recreation. More >>
  • Camas Parks and Recreation. More >>
  • La Center Parks and Trails. More >>
  • Ridgefield Parks and Trails. More >>
  • Vancouver Parks and Recreation. More >>
  • Washougal Parks and Recreation. More >>
  • Washington State Parks. More >>
  • Gifford-Pinchot National Forest. More >>