Vancouver Lake Racecourse
The Vancouver Lake racecourse, the site of the 1993 US Rowing Masters National Championship Regatta, the 1998 Nike World Masters Regatta, the 2017 Portland Row for the Cure and the annual US Rowing Youth and Masters Northwest Regional Championships, is located just minutes north of Portland, Oregon in Vancouver, Washington.
This venue offers:
- A seven-lane buoyed racecourse, adaptable for either 1000 meter or 2000 meter racing.
- Ample warm up areas.
- Stake boats with aligner’s dock and starter’s tower.
- A 190-acre park, offering nearly 1000 feet of beachfront, clear views of the entire racecourse, along with plenty of parking and boat storage.
- Rowable conditions year-around.
Vancouver Lake Regional Park
Clark County Parks
Clark County Parks and Recreation maintains and manages Vancouver Lake Regional Park. Contact Clark County for more information about the park, or to make a reservation for your event.
Parking is available at Vancouver Lake Regional Park. Enter the park through the main entrance where the toll booth is located. Please only drive on marked roads. The park strictly prohibits driving on the grass or the beach for any reason. Buses may drop off and pick up athletes on the main road and park along the main road.
Clark County charges a per-day parking fee for parking at the venue. Please pay parking at the toll booth and place your parking permit on your dashboard inside your car.
Park Use Guidelines
Camping: Overnight camping in the park is strictly prohibited, either in tents or RVs. Please do not contact the city or county to obtain special use permits. Park employees will patrol the park at night and anyone found camping or staying in an RV overnight will be asked to leave.
Team Tents: Crews may bring tents to the regatta, and may use stakes that are less than 12” long to anchor tents. The park specifically prohibits air mattresses or flat-bottom (camping) tents on the lawn.
Irrigation: The Park maintains a regular irrigation schedule for all their grassy areas. The sprinklers may be turned on any evening during the regatta. Keep this in mind and put away anything that might be damaged by getting wet.
Pets: NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED IN THE PARK. From April through October, dogs are forbidden in the area of Vancouver Lake Park where we hold regattas. Regatta participants who violate this rule jeopardize future rowing events at the park. This rule will be strictly enforced. Please do not bring your dog. You will be asked to leave if you bring your pet to the regatta.
The City of Vancouver, WA
The City of Vancouver, WA is located just north of Portland, OR along the scenic Columbia River. Conveniently located in the heart of the northwest region, this location draws rowing crews and boaters to Vancouver Lake from as far north as Bellingham and Seattle and as far south as Eugene and Ashland and beyond.
Accomodations & Attractions
The city of Vancouver, WA offers an easy drive to the Vancouver Lake venue and has a lot to offer visitors in the way of dining and accommodations in a less congested, small town atmosphere. Downtown Vancouver has many great restaurants, theaters and attractions. To find out where to stay, where to eat and what to do, please go to Visit Vancouver USA’s website and check out their Visitor Guide. You can also learn about the city’s waterfront renaissance and the many outdoor parks and trails by visiting the City of Vancouver Parks & Recreation.