Paradise Point State Park
The park offers unguarded swimming on Lewis River
and campsites in open grass or wooded areas. There is a small apple
South of Woodland, WA.
Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: 8 a.m to dusk. Open weekends and holidays only from Oct. 1 to
Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time, 1 p.m.
Quiet hours: 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
88.27 acres. 6,180 feet of freshwater shoreline.
Paradise Point State Park was acquired in seven parcels; the first in
1958 and the last in 1986, for total cost of $44,460.
Two stories claim credit for the park's name. In one story, local tribes
used the area for encampment along the east 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."
70 campsites, 9 walkin sites, comfort station, trailer dump station,
3 pit toilets, 29 picnic sites, primitive boat launch, residence, shop/service
bldgs., contact station, 2 hiking trails which total 2 1/2 miles. Water
is supplied by 3 wells.
Of Special Interest
Named for its original peacefulness, the park has lost some of its reputation
for quiet since the freeway went in. Still, the area posesses great
natural beauty, and the noise of I-5 can be avoided by using the woodland
2 mi. Hiking Trails
1 boat ramp (freshwater)
Personal Watercraft (freshwater)
Located six miles south of Woodland, Wash., on the state's southwestern
Get off at exit #16 and follow signs one mile to park.
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State Park and Recreation Commission