There's a $6 day use fee per car with boat ($5 without a boat) payable by cash or credit at the gate.
After Paddle: Mcmenemins Grand Lodge; Pat's Corner, 3505 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR, 97116
What better way to celebrate my birthday than a spring lake paddle? There's a beautiful bike/running path around the lake for anyone who wants to do some on land adventure before. The North half of the lake is a no wake zone. Our paddle will explore this half of the lake and any little creeks we can navigate. After paddle we'll either picnic, or head down to (Gaston? Forest Grove?) for food and drink, depending on the weather.
The water temperature is currently 51 degrees. We'll stay close to shore so everyone should be fine with a change of clothes in a dry bag in your boat (and no cotton). Be sure you have your non-invasive permit, with fishing open there will likely be more patrols. Does anyone know if Alder Creek or Next Adventure or REI are carrying the permits yet? I got mine at the OOPS enticement event.
Oh, and yes, lots of fish here:
"March is the month that esteemed fishing spot Henry Hagg Lake in Gaston opens for fishing.
This stocked 1,110-acre lake offers good bank, dock and boat fishing with multiple boat ramps as well as a fully accessible, 260-foot fishing pier. Both motorized and non-motorized boats are welcome. Thanks to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and its stocking program, the lake is known for its plentiful brood trout, though the statewide bag limit on trout is one (20 inches or larger) per day. Also found in the lake are bass, crappie, perch and bullhead catfish–though many an angler catches trout.
Anglers 13 and older need a fishing license. In addition, there is a day-use fee of $5 (cash only!), payable at the entrance. This is good for the day’s entirety, from “sunrise to sunset” hours, according to Washington County. Boat rental–including kayaks, paddle boats and small motor boats–is also offered on site, call for