This park includes great paths to walk the lakefront, including sandy beeches. If go south, you can walk anther 2-1/2 miles across to Frenchman’s Bar and explore the Columbia River beeches there. To the north is a trail through the forest, which can make for a shaded walk on a sunny day, including a couple side trails.
If you park at Vancouver Lake Regional Park you will need to pay the $3 parking fee. If you just want to walk the trails, you can instead either park at one of the open parking areas to the south of the Park, near the turn of Lower River Road, or go north 1-1/2 miles past the main park entrance where there is a trail on the right.