What a beautiful state park in Washington! Battle Ground Lake, formerly named Crater Lake until Crater Lake as we know it was named, is a unique volcanic occurrence, similar to a crater, and has filled with rainwater. This wooded area is a spectacular place for recreation including fishing, swimming, paddle boating and more. We were so excited when we pulled in, but immediately nervous when the camp host stopped us and said, "We don't get many folks in here as big as you! Watch out for the limbs!" Well, the tree limbs were not an issue here, rather our campsite pad. In this fully reserved camp, we had probably the best scenic site, but worst site pad; a severely sloped pull through. So severe, we could not safely level despite several attempts. We hated to, but had to pull up jacks and leave this spacious, shady, beautiful camp and find refuge somewhere else (which ended up being a
Walmart due to a busy summer weekend). Sites here were large, and several were situated around the lake, as was ours (look closely at the picture and you will see blue waters!). All interior roads and site pads are paved. Several sites have electric and water hookups. A visitor's center, day use facilities, horse trails, a primitive equestrian camping area, an abundance of hiking and biking trails, baseball, softball, volleyball, horseshoes, and badminton facilities, playground, and lakeside recreation are available to guests. Upon departure, we spotted several sites that would definitely have accommodated us had they not been reserved.
Good Sites: All (9 is very unlevel and best suited for small rigs)
Poor Sites: None
Hookups: Electric & Water at some sites
Potable Water: Yes
Dump within Facility: Yes