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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
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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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Fantastic views of the wild ocean and river.

This WA state park is located on a small cape on the north shore where the Columbia River meets the Pacific. There is overnight camping, but my visit was for an afternoon. It is... read more

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Portland, Oregon
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This WA state park is located on a small cape on the north shore where the Columbia River meets the Pacific. There is overnight camping, but my visit was for an afternoon. It is a fee area - $10 per car for the day. I hiked up to the lighthouse (reviewed separately) and later drove over to hike out the... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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105 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish there had been more time, and not so windy with rain, or we would have walked a lot more! Will be back!

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washington state
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199 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having been to the area but not here. We took advantage of a free state park day to explore. It was later in the day and we could see people dressed inappropriately for the journey with dress shoes covered in mud. It is a steep journey in places, not log but up and down. We had on waterproof hiking boots... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Our wintery storm visit was wonderful, as we came prepared. The drama of high wind and rain was really an appropriate back drop for touring the Lewis & Clark exhibit as well as hiking to the Lighthouse to see the storm thrashing and watch the Coast Guard watchman on duty. We couldn't help thinking about the many men and women... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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113 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place to visit of season. It is a large park with tons of history extending from Lewis and Clark to World War II. There is a museum with gift shop, 2 light houses and lots of beautiful beaches. There are camp sites, yurts and the old lighthouse keepers homes to choose from. Use the on line Washington reservation... More 

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Seattle
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Cape Disappointment State Park is a beautiful site offering hiking trails, tremendous views, a detailed history of the exploration of Lewis and Clark's journey west, and a serene natural forest. We were so fortunate to visit on a sunny, clear day in February 2017 (probably not very common weather, particularly for that time of year). Even though my husband has... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We came on a sunny, clear day and enjoyed views up the Columbia river and down the Oregon coast. The hike to the Cape Disappointment and North Head lighthouses as well as the Lewis and Clark interpretive center were simply magnificent and we had to stop several times to capture the amazing scenery.

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

There is sooo much fun to be had at Cape Disappointment...you must spend enough time to get to know the offerings.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Wonderful trails, two light houses,walk through of historical displays for a small fee. We really enjoyed our time out in the fresh air. Very educational experience for our family

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Bremerton, Washington
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Loved camping with our travel trailer at Cape Disappointment State Park. Sites with services are in the "round" which made it perfect for all three of our families that were there together. Trees shelter many of the sites from the winds coming off the beach. Light houses are very cool. Lots of fun hikes.

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