By 12:30 yesterday afternoon, Lewis Creek County Park’s main parking lot had filled. It’s the only lot I had ever used there, so I thought we were out of luck. But we followed a line of cars headed to the boat trailer parking lot on the east side of the park. We found vacant spots intended for both cars and trailers.
From there we hoofed it through a forested picnic area we had never seen, and that led to the footbridge over Lewis Creek and the main part of the park. Nancy and I found a nice shade tree adjacent to the big field and put out the lawn chairs. We alternated between reading, sleeping and swimming for the next three hours.
What a perfect place to be on a 98-degree day. By 2 p.m. all 208 parking spots were filled, and more than 600 people were using the shade of the park and the comfortable water of Foster Reservoir to cool off. Even with that many people, the park didn’t seem crowded. And the view of the evergreens that ring the lake was gorgeous.
What a bargain for four bucks.