Columbia River Smith and Bybee Lakes

Vancouver, Washington 98683

Columbia River Smith and Bybee Lakes

Columbia River: Smith and Bybee Lakes Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Smith and Bybee Lakes are two large bodies of water in north Portland, but most Portland residents have never seen them or even heard of them. Bybee Lake is 250 acres in area with a 5.9-mile shoreline; Smith Lake is even larger, at about 600 acres with a 6.9-mile shoreline.

The two lakes represent a huge natural area in the middle of a major industrial zone. No motorboats are allowed, except electric motors; the only noise disturbing the scene will probably be planes approaching or departing from Portland International Airport to the east, the sound of a distant train, or perhaps race cars at nearby Portland International Raceway."

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Trail Information

Vancouver
Nearby City
12
Distance
Easy
Skill Level
2 to 6 hours
Duration
Class I
Class
January through June
Season
USGS Portland, Sauvie Island, Linnton, and Vancouver 7.5"; NOAA chart 18526 or 18524
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Dec 2018