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Paradise Point State Park
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PARADISE POINT STATE PARK
Paradise Point State Park is an 88-acre camping park with 6,180 feet of freshwater shoreline, immediately east of the interstate. Named for its original peacefulness, the park has lost some of its reputation for quiet since the freeway went in. Still, the area possesses great natural beauty, and the noise of I-5 can be avoided by using the woodland campsites.
History of the Area
Paradise Point State Park was acquired in six parcels between 1958 and 1986. 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."
Passes
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
Camping
Camping Fees : Please note that the following general fee information is not customized for each individual park, so not all fees will apply to all parks (for example, primitive campsite and dump station fees listed apply only to parks that have primitive campsites and dump stations). An additional $1 per night is added to the basic camping fees listed below at this high-use park. Basic camping fees are:

Standard campsite, $15.

Utility campsite, $21.

Primitive campsite (accessible by motorized/non-motorized vehicles) and for water trail camping, $10

An additional $3 fee (standard) or $5 fee (utility) may be charged for select premium campsites at some parks.

Maximum eight people per campsite.

Second vehicle: $10 per night is charged for a second vehicle unless it is towed by a recreational vehicle. Extra vehicles must be parked in designated campsite or extra vehicle parking spaces.

Dump stations (if available): Year-round dump station fees are $5 per use. If you are camping, this fee is included in your campsite fee.

More about park hours : Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Length of stay: you may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31. Campsite Information : The park has 58 tent spaces, 20 utility sites, one dump station, two restrooms, four ADA restrooms and four showers (two ADA). Some of the campsites are in a grassy area, and nine primitive sites are in the woods. Sites have no hook-ups. Maximum site length is 40 feet (may have limited availability). Campers may enter until 10 p.m. To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Boating
The boat ramp is dirt and very primitive. Depending on water level, the boat launch may not be usable.

For more information, call (360) 902-8500.



Trails
1. Main Loop Trail: This is a 2-mile loop trail that offers scenic views of the park and its surroundings, including East Fork Lewis River.

2. Riverside Trail: A relatively flat path running along the river's edge for about one mile; perfect for bird watching or fishing access points.

3. Paradise Point Nature Pathway: An easy half-mile walk through lush forested areas with interpretive signs explaining local flora and fauna.

4. Beaver Pond Interpretative Trail: Short but informative hike around a beaver pond where you can learn more about these industrious creatures' habitat creation process from informational signage placed throughout this .5 miles long trail.

5. Old Growth Forest Walks: These trails wind their way through ancient trees providing hikers an opportunity to experience Washington's old:growth forests firsthand in various lengths ranging between 0-6 miles depending on chosen route.

6. Turtle Lake Trails: Two separate paths (one at .75 miles, another at just over two) circle Turtle Lake offering beautiful water vistas as well as opportunities to spot wildlife such as turtles, ducks and herons.

7. East Ridge Hiking Route: At nearly three:miles round trip it provides stunning panoramic views across much of Clark County making it worth every step up steep inclines found within sections of this challenging trek.

8. West Bank Fishing Access Paths: Several short footpaths leading directly down towards prime riverside spots ideal not only anglers seeking out salmon runs but also those simply wanting enjoy peaceful sounds flowing waters amidst natural beauty surrounding them.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 18 Ranger Issues / But Delightful Park Host
park review stars; one to five No Rating / 0 stars. We are avid campers and appreciate everything rangers do to keep the parks safe. We have enjoyed many washington parks and have created wonderful memories. But it is because of the ranger and noise, that Paradise point is one campground we will never be returning to. The ranger was condscending, confrotational and threatening. I have never felt so unwelcomed to a campground before. The Park Hosts however were nothing but sweet and and helpful.
July 31 A GOOD WEEKEND GETAWAY by Ron Fowler
park review stars; one to five We stayed in yurt twice, and found it very pleasant. Other than the sound of traffic on I-5, it was peaceful. Good trails for casual walks, nice field by the amphitheater, and some good music on a Saturday night.Wool be back!
September 3 Great park and trail
park review stars; one to five A little noisy due to the freeway being right next to the campground, however we camped in a spot that seemed real quiet in the back. The prices are also out dated. I paid $21 for a regular site.
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Directions
Located six miles south of Woodland, Wash., on the state's southwestern side.

From I-5: Get off at exit #16 and follow signs one mile to park.

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