With I-5 bisecting Paradise Point State Park, this natural setting along the East Fork Lewis River is often overlooked or dismissed due to road noise. However, although Paradise Point may not necessarily be pristine in the eyes of most outdoor enthusiasts, it is still certainly worth a visit. Paradise Point State Park offers a new 9-hole disc golf course, extensive picnic areas, an excellent swimming hole, a quaint hiking trail system, and a 78-site campground that still finds a way to offer serenity despite its proximity to the freeway.
Established in 1958 prior to the construction of I-5, Paradise Point State Park has grown over the years via a series of small land parcel acquisitions, and it now encompasses 88 acres. According to Washington State Parks,
Two stories claim credit for the park's name. In one story, local tribes used the area for encampment along the east [bank] of the Lewis River and called it Paradise Point. In another, a motorboat club from Portland, Oregon used to travel to Kaner Rock on the Lewis River for river trips and camping. They called the quiet, peaceful area Paradise Point.