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Cape Disappointment State Park

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Address: 244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165 (Formerly Fort Canby State Park)
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+1 360-642-3078

A scenic state park with hiking trails and cabins for overnight visitors.

A scenic state park with hiking trails and cabins for overnight visitors.

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Beautiful ocean vistas, picturesque lighthouses, great trails! This is a beautiful place to spend a day in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest!

Reviewed 28 March 2016
Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful ocean vistas, picturesque lighthouses, great trails! This is a beautiful place to spend a day in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest!

Thank WildWoolClan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This place is so beautiful and a great way to spend the day outside hiking all of those beautiful trails. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is very informative and worth the short hike. The staff at the center are more then happy to share their knowledge with you. Also spend as much time hiking around as you can because... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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970 reviews
571 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Cape Disappointment is on the rugged Washington coast at the mouth of the great Columbia river. The vistas of the river and the endless beaches is impressive. There is a loop drive that shows off the various points of interest. You can go slow of fast, but I recommend slow to enjoy the great views from lighthouses to surfers. The... More 

Thank Robert S
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Very clean campgrounds. Well organized. Yurts are arranged nicely. Dump Station worked well. Nice pads for camping.

Thank Louise B
Terrebonne, Oregon
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Fantastic area for an all day adventure! From the lighthouses (more than one!) to the Interpretive center. The Harvey Allen Battery is a must see.

Thank LAT1956
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20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

The park offers 2 lighthouses, camping, yurt rentals, lighthouse keepers house rentals an amazing interpretive center and some of the most amazing views of the Pacific Ocean you will ever see.

Thank Derek T
Centralia, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We have camped at this beautiful park many times. We enjoy the beach, trails and the bright star-lit sky on clear nights. There are two lighthouses and don't miss the Lewis and Clark Interpretation Center. This is one of our top choices for a relaxing getaway.

Thank cyndy w
Portland, Oregon
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93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a lovely area of southern Washington, but not when it's raining. Lewis & Clark arrived during a period of driving rain and it was miserable for them - that's why they called it Cape Disappointment

Thank oregongirl12
Lynnwood, Washington
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

One must drive down to this south side of the peninsula from Long Beach, WA. It is a spectacular view.

Thank MabuhayTravels
Anchorage, Alaska
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

I allowed way too little time on my vacation to visit this state park. Quite simply, there was much, much more here than meets the eye. I would have really like to do more hiking here than I did, particularly along the rugged coast at the north end of the park. I got some great looks from the road of... More 

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