"Unfortunately, No Longer Paradise" Paradise Point State Park by glabah

NOTE: As of July 1, 2011, a day use fee has been implemented at many Washington State parks. This fee is $10 per day, or a $30 fee for a year pass. There is a $5 fee in addition to the annual pass fee if purchased at one of the many resellers. Please see my Discover Pass tip for a little more about this. For a bit more about Washington State parks in general, please see my Washington State Parks tip.

Before Interstate 5 came through, Paradise Point was so named as it was an idyllic spot on a bend in the Lewis River.

Today, six lanes of heavy noisy traffic cut through the area and make the spot considerably less like paradise.

The park offers 88 acres, including access to the river, 58 tent camping spaces, 18 camping spaces with utility hookup, two yurts, and several restrooms with showers.

The day use area is near Interstate 5, but it is possible to get fairly far away from the Interstate. There are several picnic tables with barbecue stands.

Despite the noise, the park does offer some wildlife viewing opportunities as occasional water birds come down the river.

  • Last visit to Paradise Point State Park: Mar 2010
  • Intro Updated Sep 8, 2011
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