Burger Buggy at Battle Ground Lake!

I found out some life-changing news while waiting for my Ms. Burger to be prepared a few days ago at the Fair.

It turns out my favorite hamburger at the Clark County Fair is also available during the summer at Battle Ground Lake State Park.


Yes, indeed!  The same family that runs the Burger Buggy at the Fair also runs the little store and snack stand at Battle Ground Lake. Score!!

Located just past the parking lot on the way down to the lake itself, the little brown shack sells ice, fishing bait, firewood, and my favorite Fair hamburgers.  YAY!

What’s so special about Burger Buggy burgers, you ask?  They come with a slice of ham on them.  Ham AND hamburger.  So simple yet so inspired.  And delicious.


The Ms. Burger has one beef patty; the Man Burger has two beef patties. Both come with a slice of ham.


One important note:  you have to pay to get into Battle Ground Lake since it is a state park.  That means you either pay $10 for one day or $30 for a year-long Discover Pass to get in as many times as you want.  BUT…Monday, August 25 is a “free day” (it’s the National Park Service’s birthday) so everyone can go grab a Burger Buggy Burger that day without paying to get into the park. Thank you, NPS!

I have a Discover Pass, so I drove out to the lake yesterday to confirm the rumors were true (OK, they weren’t really rumors…the owner herself told me while I was at the Fair).  Due to the fun rain, thunder, and lightning we had yesterday, the little brown shack was closed.  But the ranger manning the park entrance confirmed this is the place.



Imagine this open on a sunny day, with the aroma of Burger Buggy deliciousness wafting through the trees. Mmmmm.


Days and hours of operation seem a little fluid.  Generally, Burger Buggy’s lake location is open during the summer months only (roughly Memorial Day to Labor Day) and from about 11:00am to 7:00pm daily, weather permitting.


Toni Woodard

Toni Woodard

I am a Clark County Fair Fanatic and eat all things fried during the glorious 10 days of The Fair. I have lived in Clark County since 2004 and consider it the second-best decision of my life. I am married to a great guy named Rob (first-best decision) who graciously carries my stuff and takes my picture every time I eat something at The Fair. We have two indoor cats and lots of deer, rabbits, and coyotes who are kind enough to stay outside.

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