Fairview Things to Do
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Blue Lake Park is primarily of interest to local Portland residents. There is a small natural area on the east side of the park, which does sometime attract some unusual birds, but most of the time there isn't much of interest even there.
There are a few nice views of Mt. Hood, and there are a huge number of reservable picnic areas, some of which are covered, and some of which have cooking pits.
The swimming area is very popular in the summer months.
A small area in the northwest corner of the park offers an archery range.
The far west end of the lake itself, if you follow the paved paths far enough west, will lead you to a pair of totem poles. Unfortunately, the plaque that describes them had been removed as of February 2008. It is a small monument to those who were the first to inhabit the area.
The charge to enter the park, as of February 2008 is $4 per car, recently increased from $3 per car. There is no public transit service to the park, except the "Blue Lake Shuttle" that only opperates occasionly during a few summer months. Those who walk or bike to the park enter free, but doing is is a bit complicated.Related to:
- Road Trip