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North Head Lighthouse

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Address: Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Blustery but beautiful.

What a view! It's gorgeous here but be prepared for high winds and make sure to bring a jacket. There is a fee but it was free the day we visited so I'm not sure how much it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tamara S
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Richmond, Kentucky
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Richmond, Kentucky
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a view! It's gorgeous here but be prepared for high winds and make sure to bring a jacket. There is a fee but it was free the day we visited so I'm not sure how much it was to enter but we would have paid it. The trails are very easy even for a novice walker. The only disappointment... More 

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Thank Tamara S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lighthouse under restoration but quick walk gravel path, scenic shoreline, $10 day pass which works to see other lighthouse too

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Thank Michelle R
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous, plenty of parking, and a short fort walk in a gravel road. Currently closed for tours due to renovation but still able to enjoy the outside and the views are amazing. A must see!

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Thank Dawnelle B
Redmond, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful walk and gorgeous views! Lighthouse is under reconstruction, so couldn't get close, but it was a great stop!

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Thank T F
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been a long time since I last visited. Much more people travel and now a paved trail to the lighthouse. Still one of my favorite lighthouse views. Just in the middle of a paint job right now. Still a day at a lighthouse is a great day!!! Worth the trip over the Columbia River to see this and Cape Disappointment... More 

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Thank Lanamamaomaha
Vancouver, Washington
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56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The lighthouse and the 2 keepers houses are an easy walk from the parking area. The houses are available to rent and would accommodate a large family group. The view from the lighthouse is worth the trip

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Thank MarineAir10
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Remembering the family that lived at the lighthouse when I was a kid...great memories. You too will create some special times.

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Thank Div M
Gig Harbor, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Nice short hike to lighthouse but the state is still repairing so you can only get close. Pretty overlook definitely worth the trip if you are any where close. Dog friendly just leash and pick up and it's a good walk even for old dogs and old humans. You get a great view of the north jetty and the state... More 

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Thank William H
Enumclaw, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Did not realize this was available to the public. You enter a parking lot and then can walk a short distance to the light house or the road in front of the lighthouse. We were able to watch the Coast Guard practice working the waves.

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Thank Ben B
Washington
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340 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Short easy relatively flat walk to the well worn lighthouse. Whilst you can't get right up to it, it is still worth the walk.

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