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  • Picnic Table near Round Lake in Lacamas Park
    Picnic Table near Round Lake in Lacamas...
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  • Covered picnic shelter, restrooms in Lacamas Park
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  • entrance to NW corner of Lacamas Park
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    Lacamas Park: Round Lake Loop Educational Trail

    by glabah Written Oct 27, 2009
    Round Lake trail is wide, flat, smooth trail
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    Located inside the fairly large Lacamas Park, this trail makes a loop around Round Lake. The trail is almost entirely in the forest of the park, but does go near busy highway 500 in order to cross one of the streams.

    There is an information kiosk in the northwest corner of the park, near the picnic and restroom structure and parking area. Here you will find a host of information about the wildlife that visits the park, as well as some information about the development of the park and its habitats. Brochures are available here that give information at numbered stations along the trail around the lake.

    Watch for various ducks and geese on the lake, and for smaller birds in the forest.

    On the edge of the lake, opposite the picnic area, you will find a small overlook platform that goes out over the shore of the lake - though depending on the lake level doesn't go over the lake water itself.

    Most of the trail is fairly wide, and has a smooth gravel surface. Much of it is level, but there are areas on the far side of the lake that are fairly steep. Elevation gain, however, isn't very much at all.

    This trail intersects a number of other trails in the park, and signs and maps of the trail system are fairly common around the loop. While they are certainly not spectacular waterfalls in any sense, it is a very short walk south from the loop trail to a trail segment that overlooks Potholes Falls.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Birdwatching
    • Family Travel

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    Lacamas Park

    by glabah Updated Oct 27, 2009
    Picnic Table near Round Lake in Lacamas Park
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    North of the town of Camas, you will find a fairly good sized lake, and near that lake you will find this wonderful forested park with trails and waterfalls.

    Finding the park is perhaps the most difficult part. There are several parking areas, and the one on highway 500 is very difficult to find. Yet, this parking area is also the one that is closest to the beautiful Round Lake Trail.

    There are over 3 miles (5 km) of trails in this park, and most of those go through relatively undeveloped forest land.

    There are a number of picnic tables, some playground facilities, and a picnic shelter as well, for those who would like a little more than just the forest.

    The restrooms in the park close for the winter starting in October.

    Maps of the park are posted throughout the park, especially near trail intersections, and it is fairly easy to find your way around on the trails.

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    • Birdwatching
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Family Travel

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