Areas of Daybreak Regional Park in Battle Ground closed because of erosion


For the safety of park visitors, Clark County Public Works, Parks and Lands division is closing areas of the popular Daybreak Regional Park until further notice.

The riverbank of the East Fork Lewis River at Daybreak Regional Park has eroded and lost bank-stabilizing trees, according to a news release by the county. The county work crews are applying fencing around the closed area, along with signage that will alert visitors of the closure.

Visitors are reminded to never enter areas closed off by barricades, signs, cones, tape, fencing or other barriers for their safety, the release added. High water and swift currents are common in the winter months. They can introduce new hazards to areas along their banks and damage infrastructure.

Visitors are reminded to:

Stay away from rivers and streams during high flows. Never stand on rocks or logs in or near the water. River flows can change quickly and unexpectedly.

Exercise caution, even after high water levels have receded. High water can erode river/streambanks and make them unstable or susceptible to collapse. It can also loosen rocks, trees and vegetation.

Keep a close eye on children near any body of water. Younger children should always be within arm’s reach of a responsible adult.

Wear a lifejacket whenever recreating on, in or near the water, including wading, bank fishing, boat fishing, kayaking, etc. Cold, swift water during the winter months is especially dangerous.

A reopening date for closed areas of Daybreak Park, 26401 NE Daybreak Rd., Battle Ground, is unknown as of Friday, Feb. 2. Updates will be posted at

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