Picnic Shelter Reservations and Events

Shelter Reservations


Picnic shelters can be reserved for events taking place April 1 through Oct. 31 in five regional parks and six community parks. 

The one exception is at Vancouver Lake Regional Park, where picnic shelters can be reserved from Memorial Day weekend through October 31. The ground at Vancouver Lake Regional Park tends to remain soggy until the end of May.

Picnic shelters must be reserved at least seven days before the event date.

You will need to create an account to use the system. Frequently asked questions about online registration can be found at the bottom of the online reservations page. Once you are registered, click on the reservations button near the upper left corner of the screen to reserve picnic shelters.

Phone reservations also can be made by calling 564.397.2285. Then press option #2 to reach the reservations desk for picnic shelter reservations and parking passes.

Reservation fees for picnic shelters vary depending on the size of the shelter. The revenue helps pay for parks maintenance and operations.

Picnic shelters not reserved will remain available for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reservations are not required for non-exclusive use of parks facilities. They are available free of charge, on a first-come, first served basis, unless the facility is reserved for exclusive use or special event. If your special event requires exclusive use to ensure a particular facility is available and ready upon your arrival, a reservation is highly recommended.

Reservations help county parks staff coordinate with other events to ensure your exclusive use and provide adequate information to properly prepare for the event.

All shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge, Nov. 1 through March 31.

Shelter Reservation Cancellation Policy

If canceled one month or more before the rental date, 100% of the fee minus a $10 processing fee will be refunded. If canceled 1-4 weeks before the rental date, 75% of the fee minus a $10 processing fee will be refunded. No refunds will be granted if canceled less than one week prior to the rental date.

The following chart provides information about seating capacity and reservation fees for picnic shelters in five regional parks and six community parks. 

Captain William Clark Regional Park at Cottonwood Beach

South Index Street at South 32nd Street, Washougal
View Captain William Clark picnic shelters (PDF)

Shelter Seating Daily fee
Clark 50 $75
Lewis 50 $75


Fairgrounds Community Park

216 NW 164th St., Ridgefield
View Fairgrounds picnic shelters (PDF)

Shelter Seating Daily fee
West 25 $50
East 50 $75


Felida Community Park

Northwest 122nd Street, west of Northwest 36th Avenue, Vancouver
View Felida picnic shelter (PDF)

Shelter Seating Daily fee
Felida 50 $75


Frenchman's Bar Regional Park

9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver
View Frenchman's Bar picnic shelters (PDF)

Shelter Seating Daily fee
Langsdorf 50 $75
Riverview 100 $150
Riverview (1/2 only) 50 $75


Hazel Dell Community Park

2300 NE 68th St., Vancouver
View Hazel Dell picnic shelters (PDF)

Shelter Seating Daily fee
East 35 $75
West 100 $150


Hockinson Meadows Community Park

10910 NE 172nd Ave., Brush Prairie
View Hockinson Meadows picnic shelter (PDF)

Shelter Seating Daily fee
Hockinson 50 $75


Lewisville Regional Park

26411 NE Lewisville Highway, Battle Ground
View Lewisville picnic shelters (PDF)

*The bridge to the Ponderosa, Maple, and Oak shelters and adjacent parking area is limited to vehicles weighing less than five tons. Vehicles such as buses and RVs may not cross the bridge to that area of the park. Guests with vehicles weighing five tons or more can park near the Alder, Birch, Cedar, and Dogwood shelters and walk to the Ponderosa, Maple, and Oak shelters.

Shelter Seating Daily fee
Grand Fir 20 $50
*Maple 20 $50
Birch 35 $75
Cedar 35 $75
Hemlock 35 $75
Alder 60 $75
*Oak 60 $75
*Ponderosa 60 $75
Filbert 75 $75
Knotty Pine 75 $75
Juniper 90 $75
Dogwood 120 $150
Central 200 $150


Orchards Community Park

9800 NE 54th St., Vancouver
View Orchards picnic shelter (PDF)

Shelter Seating Daily fee
Orchards 75 $75


Pacific Community Park

1515 NE 164th Ave., Vancouver
View Pacific picnic shelter (PDF)

Shelter Seating Daily fee
Pacific 50 $75


Salmon Creek Regional Park / Klineline Pond

1112 NE 117th St., Vancouver
View Salmon Creek picnic shelters (PDF)

Shelter Seating Daily fee
Creekside 50 $75
Pondview 50 $75


Vancouver Lake Regional Park

6801 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver
View Vancouver Lake picnic shelters (PDF)

Shelter Seating Daily fee
Heron 144 $150
Heron (1/2 only) 72 $75
Eagle 216 $150
Eagle (1/2 only) 108 $75