Battle Ground, WA was named for a battle that never happened. In 1855, Captain William Strong negotiated an agreement between soldiers stationed at Fort Vancouver and Native Americans. Strong was recognized for returning the soldiers freely without battle and the area became known as “Strong’s Battle Ground.” Settlement began in 1886 and the town was platted in 1902. Battle Ground, WA was officially incorporated in 1951.
Clark County, WA features a growing wine industry, rural farmlands and forests. The county sits just across the Columbia River from Portland, OR with I-5 and I-205 providing access to major economic centers in Washington and Oregon. The Port of Vancouver offers a deep harbor for ocean commerce.
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center opened in 2005 as southwest WA most modern hospital featuring a range of innovations to improve wellness in the region. The hospital provides complete services for all ages.
Battle Ground School District is a public district in Clark County, WA serving more than 12,000 students in Battle Ground, WA, Amboy, WA, Brush Prairie, WA and Yacolt, WA. Clark College has provided southwest WA with affordable education for eight decades. Portland State University, one of Oregon’s most affordable public research universities, is within a short drive.
Urban areas and historic landmarks along with natural areas throughout Clark County, WA create opportunities for everyone to enjoy. A 70-mile scenic drive through the county includes Lucia Falls, Cedar Creek, Grist Mill, Allen House and more. Within Battle Ground, WA there are more than 20 parks featuring miles of trails. The city also contains unique entertainment like Emanar Cellars and Pomeroy Living History Farm. Harvest Days consists of a parade, shows and events for everyone.
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge contains 5,300 acres of wetlands, grasslands and forests. Moulton Falls State Park features two waterfalls, a swing bridge, rock formations and access to the Bells Mountain Trail. The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad also passes through the 387-acre park. Music enthusiasts can attend a live show at Esther Short Park or Sleep Country Amphitheater.
In Battle Ground, WA there is an average of 140 sunny days with measurable precipitation on 90 days totaling 53 inches of rainfall and two inches of snow each year. During the summer high temperatures average 78 degrees and in the winter the average low temperature is 33.