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Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Washington Discovery Pass

Pros

9-hole disc golf course. Swimming hole. Full-service campground. Hiking trails.

Cons

Adjacent to interstate.

Features

ADA accessible
Campgrounds + Campsites
Showers
Potable water
Picnic tables
Volleyball
Fishing

Site type

Full hookups
Cabins
Yurts

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Southwest Washington/Mount St. Helens, Washington
Southwest Washington/Mount St. Helens, Washington

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