Blue Lake – Portland Metro Area

Blue Lake - Portland

Blue Lake - Portland

Blue Lake - Portland

Blue Lake - Portland

Blue Lake - Portland

As the summer heat descends upon Oregon, we all begin to long for a fun day out by the water; however, having younger kids makes this really complicated. If you are looking for a day-long adventure by the water with your little ones, then Blue Lake Regional Park is the destination for you.

While this destination has something for everyone, it also features a gigantic playground made just for kids. Let your kids revel in a day full of frolic with a large nature-themed playground, a discovery garden, and even a spray ground. Beautiful water lilies and pink lotus bloom on the Blue Lake in the summer. If you do not have kids, or even if you just want some grown-up fun, Blue Lake also offers paddle boats, canoes, and rowboats for rent.

This summer spot also boasts of a gold-level, world-class, 18-hole disc golf course. As an alternative, you could also enjoy trout fishing, take a refreshing dip in the lake, relax on the beach or partake in sports such as volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball or even horseshoes.

Furthermore, if you are on the hunt for a beautiful wedding destination or even a location for a recital or a reception, then look no further than the Lake House. With all the beautiful scenic beauty all around, there really is a no better option. There is no need to look beyond the Blue Lake for a relaxing summer day out - there really is something for everyone at the Blue Lake Recreational Area.

General Description

Access allowed: All year from 8 a.m. until legal sunset
Walking distance: Short
Day-use fees: Yes or annual pass
Dogs: Not allowed
Usage: Heavy
Pets are not allowed.
Kids under 5 years are not allowed in the lake
Managed: Portland Metro Regional Park

GPS coordinates: 45.556, -122.445
Elevation: 30 ft (9 m)
Blue Lake is located:

  • 14 miles of Portland (downtown)
  • 60 miles north of Salem.

Address: 20500 NE Marina Drive, Fairview, OR
Phone: 503-665-4995 option 0


Body of water: Natural lake
Water quality: Transparent
Current: None
Depth: Deep and shallow
Beach: Sandy
Water T° (summer): Warm




Drinking water
Lake House reservation for corporate events or meetings
Paddle boats, rowboats, and canoes for rent
Picnic sites


  • Follow I-5 and then I-205 to NE 181st Avenue in Gresham
  • Take exit 13 from I-84 E/US-30 East toward The Dalles
  • Take NE 185th Drive and NE Marine Drive to NE Blue Lake Road in Fairview.

Address: 20500 NE Marina Drive, Fairview, OR
Phone: 503-665-4995 option 0

Weather Forecast

02/14 100%
High 41° / Low 37°
Chance of Rain
02/15 40%
Chance of Rain
High 47° / Low 35°
Chance of Rain
02/16 80%
Chance of Rain
High 42° / Low 32°
Partly Cloudy
02/17 10%
Partly Cloudy
High 42° / Low 27°
Partly Cloudy
02/18 10%
Partly Cloudy
High 43° / Low 31°