FAQ - Hagg Lake

Hagg Lake

Are animals (pets) allowed at Hagg Lake Park?

Yes, animals are allowed at Hagg Lake Park, but please refer all questions to animal control.

Are there softball fields, playground equipment, etc. available at Hagg Lake Park?

Unfortunately not at this time, however, we are happy to say these amenities (and much more) for Hagg Lake Park are coming soon.

How do I get to Hagg Lake Park?

Hagg Lake Park is located 25 mile southwest of Portland (near Forest Grove). The physical address to the Park is 50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston, OR 97119.

How do I make a reservation for Hagg Lake Park?

For Hagg Lake Park site availability, description of the various (3) facilities offered, and price estimates, simply call (503) 846-7000, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (closed during the lunch hour - 1:00 to 2:00) Reservation applications should be sent to: Washington County Parks, Attention Park Reservations, 50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston, OR 97119 or by email to hagglake@co.washington.or.us.

How is the water quality for swimming at Hagg Lake?

Water quality is tested weekly at Hagg Lake in search of any harmful contaminates. Water samples from three (3) separate locations at the Lake are sent to the Oregon Health Division Center for Public Health Laboratories. We are happy to report that the levels of contaminates in the water are very low and do not pose a health threat to recreational users of the Lake. Please check out the following website for tips on Healthy Swimming: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming/.

How much does it cost for general and special use reservations at Hagg Lake Park?

Prices at Hagg Lake Park vary according to your requirements and the purpose of your reservation - there are 3 large group reservable areas (2 large covered pavilions and 1 open air group use area). Please contact (503) 846-7000 for assistance. Hagg Lake offers many picnic tables (some with BBQ grills) throughout the park. The picnic tables are open to the public on a first come/first serve basis, free of charge and do not require a reservation. Special Use Event Reservations (i.e. - commercial film shoots, large scale events) call the park office for details 503-846-7000.

Is alcohol allowed in Hagg Lake Park?

Yes, alcohol is allowed in Hagg Lake Park.
You are responsible for yourself and your guests when alcohol is involved.
The Park is patrolled by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon State Police, and by Park Rangers.
Catered events, where an alcohol server/bartender is preparing and serving drinks, require a permit from the Washington County Health Department.

What are the Park hours at Hagg Lake?

Hagg Lake is open during daylight hours - sun-up to sun-down. No overnight camping For camping near Hagg Lake please contact: Stub Stewart State Park 1-800-452-5687 Gales Creek Campground 503-357-2191 Reehers Camp - 503-357-2191

What facilities does Hagg Lake Park have to offer?

Hagg Lake Park has many options and types. Please refer to the Facilities page of the website for more details or call the park office at 503-846-7000 for more information.

What is a Park Advisory Board?

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is comprised of community members that provide advice on the maintenance, operations, and capital development needs of Washington County Parks including Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake. Traditionally, members are appointed from all Commissioner districts. For more information, or to download an application, please visit the Boards and Commissions site.

What other activities are available at Hagg Lake?

Hagg Lake Park boasts a wide variety of outdoor activities. Please refer to the Activities page of the website for a detailed list.

What recreational activities are allowed at Hagg Lake Park?

The Hagg Lake Park is especially well suited towards water sports activities. Please refer to the Activities page of the website for a more detailed listing.

Will my cell phone work at Hagg Lake Park?

Cell phone coverage is good if you have AT&T otherwise cell phone coverage is spotty at Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake. There are 911 emergency phones located at Eagle Point Recreation Area Boat Ramp and Boat Ramp C. The Lake Stop store has a pay phone.


Is there a phone information line for all 3 Washington County Parks?

Yes. Washington County operates and maintains three parks within its boundaries. Metzger Park Local Improvement District, located at 8400 S.W. Hemlock, Portland, OR 97223 Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake, located at 50250 SW Scoggins Valley Rd. Gaston, OR 97119 Eagle Landing, 1/2 acre canoe & kayak access port on the Tualatin River, located at 26001 SW Rainbow Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97123 General Park information on County operated Parks can be obtained by dialing (503) 846-7000 Monday thru Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm (closed during the lunch hour - 1:00 to 2:00).

Is there a phone information line for Washington County Park Reservations?

Yes. Information on park reservations for Metzger Park and Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake can be obtained by dialing the Parks Group at (503) 846-7000 Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm (closed during the lunch hour - 1:00 to 2:00).