The Day Use Park is situated at the east end of Lake Scanewa where the Cispus and Cowlitz Rivers meet. The park is located approximately two and a half miles from the dam and just a few short miles from the Leonard “Bud” Allen Park/Cowlitz Falls Campground and provides a perfect backdrop for picture-taking. It is one of two access points to Lake Scanewa (Cowlitz Falls Reservoir), but is the only access point that allows boaters to launch directly into the lake instead of the river.