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Cape Disappointment State Park

244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
+1 360-642-3078
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wedding April 2017

My son's bride wanted to married on the beach in Long Beach, Wa. The forecast was rain every... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
3 days of wonderful beaches with sunsets

We stayed at Cape Disappointment State Park in an RV during April of 2017. The weather was stormy... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Victoria, Canada
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A scenic state park with hiking trails and cabins for overnight visitors.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
+1 360-642-3078
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

My son's bride wanted to married on the beach in Long Beach, Wa. The forecast was rain every day...well it's WASHINGTON. First three days it did rain, but come Thursday and they found a beautiful spot in the campgrounds at Cape Disappointment. The ground was...More

Thank 345peggyh
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We stayed at Cape Disappointment State Park in an RV during April of 2017. The weather was stormy and windy, but we did get a lovely sunny break one afternoon. We went knowing the weather was going to be stormy and took our rain gear...More

Thank firsttrip_12
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

Thank jpora
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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

Thank T F
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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...More

Thank 4oystercatcher
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...More

Thank PNWwetwalker
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...More

Thank MarineAir10
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...More

4  Thank 411Shirley
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...More

Thank Renuka D
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.

Thank Div M
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We are planning on taking a day trip here when driving through the area. Is there parking near the coast where we can see the coast and the lighthouses? Or do you have to hike to see them?
27 September 2016|
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Response from Rhonda B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the north side lighthouse is a short walk (just a few minutes) on a paved gently sloping footpath. No steps as far as I recall. You can see part of the coastal view from the car park, but the views from the path to the... More
We have a large motor home. Do you have RV parking?
11 May 2016|
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Response from cyndy w | Reviewed this property |
Yes Very nice large RV sites w/w.s.&e
Kathryn S
Does this campground have any problems with bears? Will we need a bear cannister?
10 August 2015|
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Response from Tyrone P | Reviewed this property |
Never seen one have camped in tent and used rv