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GENERAL INFORMATION

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When are the parks open?
All Washington County Parks are open 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset.
Where are the parks located?

Visit the park links below for maps and directions. 

  • SCOGGINS VALLEY PARK (HENRY HAGG LAKE) 
    Scoggins Valley Park is located 6 miles south of the town of Forest Grove. From the Portland Metro area, travel west on Highway 26 to Exit 57. Travel south on Glencoe Road and follow the signs to Forest Grove. Continue on Highway 47.
     
  • METZGER PARK
    Metzger Park is located in urban unincorporated Washington County just north of the intersection of Highways 217 and 99W.
     
  • EAGLE LANDING PARK
    Eagle Landing Park is located southeast of Hillsboro in the Scholls area.
Accessibility
Click here to learn more about our commitment to accessibility and features throughout our parks.
Parking Fees
Scoggins Valley Park is free to visit; however, to park a car, a parking pass is required.

Parking Pass Fees:
$7 daily pass ($5 for seniors 55+ and veterans)
$60 annual pass ($40 for seniors and veterans)

Regular priced parking passes are available at the park entrance fee booth and at C-Ramp (cash and card)

Discount parking passes can be purchased at the Park Office, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm (cash and card), or at Lake Stop Store 8015 SW Old Highway 47, Gaston, OR 97119 (card only).  

Does my Oregon State Park Parking Pass, National Park Pass, or Heritage Parking Pass work at Scoggins Valley Park?
No. Please purchase a parking pass as outlined above.
Are pets allowed at County parks?
Yes, but please remember to keep all pets on a leash.
Is metal detecting allowed in parks?
No, metal detecting is not permitted in any Washington County park.
Is drone flying permitted?
Unless authorized via special permit, drone flying is not permitted in any Washington County park.
Is there camping at Scoggins Valley Park (Hagg Lake)?
Currently, there are no camping opportunities at the lake. The closest campground is Gales Creek in the Tillamook State Forest. 
How long is the Hagg Lake Loop Trail, and how can I use it?
The Hagg Lake loop trail is approximately 14 miles in length, and is open to hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers. With numerous access points and trail heads, there are segments for all abilities. The trail is closed to e-bikes and horses. Check out our trail map!
If I want to film a movie or a commercial at Scoggins Valley Park (Hagg Lake), who do I contact or what is required?
All filming permits go through the BOR and the application for the permit is located at USBR.gov
Is alcohol allowed in the parks?
For Scoggins Valley Park - Yes. For catered events, where an alcohol server/bartender is preparing and serving drinks, a permit from the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission is required. You are responsible for yourself, and your guests when providing alcohol. The Park is patrolled by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon State Police, and Park Rangers.
 

For Metzger Park and Eagle Landing - No alcohol is allowed.

Where do I find the water temperatures of Henry Hagg Lake?

Park staff do not take daily temperatures of the lake. Park patrons can visit Oregon Water Science Center for daily temperatures of Scoggins Creek below Hagg Lake.

Cell and internet service at Hagg Lake
Due to the remote nature of Hagg Lake, cell and internet signals are spotty, unless AT&T is your carrier. We have two emergency phones at C-Ramp and Eagle Point Recreation Areas (located at the restroom facilities).
 

 

FISHING INFORMATION

What kinds of fish are in Henry Hagg Lake?
Every year, the Army Corps of Engineers stocks the lake with rainbow trout. Anglers can also catch smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie, yellow perch, and cutthroat trout.
When is the lake stocked?
Stocking schedule is available at ODFW website.
Do I need a fishing license to fish at Henry Hagg Lake?
Yes, a license is required to fish at Hagg Lake, see ODFW regulations for details.
When is free fishing day?
ODFW sponsors free fishing days and events; learn more by visiting their website.

 

BOATING AND SWIMMING

Can I swim at Hagg Lake?

Yes. Please note, there are no lifeguards on duty. Learn more about water safety at Hagg Lake.

Personal floating devices (PDFs) are strongly recommended and available free of charge throughout the park. Please refer to our park map legend for specific locations. 

Water quality is tested regularly at Hagg Lake in search of any harmful contaminates during the months of March - September. Generally, the levels of contaminates in the water are very low and do not pose a health threat to recreational users of the lake. We will update our website and social media, should contaminate levels pose a health threat to patrons. 

Visit http://www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming/ for additional tips on safe swimming.

Are there boat ramps at Henry Hagg Lake?
Yes, Scoggins Valley Park features two hard-surface boat ramps, with docks. Ramps are located at C-Ramp and Eagle Point Recreation Areas. Click here to learn more about boating (and fishing!) at the lake.

 

RENTALS

How do I make a reservation at one of the parks?
We rent outdoor spaces at Scoggins Valley Park and an indoor hall at Metzger Park. See our Reservations page for details.
Are boats available for rent at Scoggins Valley Park?
We do not rent motorized boats. Visit our kayak/SUP rental page for information about our watercraft rentals. 

 

PARTNER AGENCIES

Washing County Parks partners with ...
Bureau of Reclamation
www.usbr.gov
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
www.dfw.state.or.us