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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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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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Great park in a dramatic location

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 March 2016
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

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

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Terrebonne, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Centralia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Lynnwood, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

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

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

I live within walking distance of this park and go at least once a week and I am not the kind of person who sticks to the same thing over and over again. That should tell you how much there is to explore at this park. You can take long bike ride or walk on a paved trail. You can... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

If visiting coastal Oregon or Washington Cape Disappointment is a great experience. It is a rather large or large feeling and there are many sights to choose from..my favorites are Dead Mans Cove (stunning) and the Lighthouse...but there are many others to see as well. It is lush and green and will most likely rain on you at some point... More 

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