Columbia Springs strives to offer a unique settings and educational experiences that foster a greater awareness of the natural world and inspire stewardship. We do this by directly connecting with almost 20,000 people annually. Free visitor parking, two miles of trails with two wildlife viewing decks, ADA accessible Visitors Center, art along Heron Loop Trail, the historic Vancouver Trout Hatchery, fish feeding pond, interpretive signage and historical displays. Columbia Springs is the perfect site for a picnic, nature photography, outdoor exercise, or to simply enjoy nature without leaving town. Dogs are welcome; leash and scoop laws apply!
- 20,000 visitors annually
- 6,000 children visit annually on field trips
- Over 1,000 families joined us for Family Nature Days
- Lots of community, family events!