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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Great day out

We really enjoyed this park. Yes, you have to pay $10 when you park but well worth the money... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MelissaTravels2
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Yep, it's a lighthouse

I guess if you LOVE lighthouses it's great. Learning about the history is fun. The views are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Casey L
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Yakima Valley, Washington
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Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this park. Yes, you have to pay $10 when you park but well worth the money. When you park, you have two different trails you can take. We started with the lighthouse trail. It is up hill in most places but overall...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I guess if you LOVE lighthouses it's great. Learning about the history is fun. The views are wonderful.

Thank Casey L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trail to the lighthouse is a moderately strenuous walk and is non-compliant with ADA due to the nature of the location. The lighthouse is a great sight to behold, as is the scenery along the half mile trail trail (each way). Signs are posted...More

Thank Tim L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice little hike up to Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, past the U.S. Coast Guard area in Washington. Since it was a sunny day, and must have been a few sunny days, the trail was dry, no muddy spots or puddles. It was a...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The lighthouse is in excellent shape considering its age and the cliff that it is on offers an amazing view of the area and the ocean. You can't take a tour of it and it also requires you to walk a half mile to reach...More

Thank EpicGuy12
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Unlike the other lighthouse the Cape Disappointment lighthouse doe not allow you within the lighthouse or offer tours. the hike there is somewhat strenuous for elderly or little ones. the views on a clear day are pretty spectacular

Thank marktS5189DV
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Nice short hike with some ups and downs. 6 and 9 year olds navigated it well. Not for anyone with mobility issues...they should do North Head Lighthouse instead. 1.1 mile

Thank phg5
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We enjoyed the winding walk through the tall trees to get to the Light House. The walk was steep in places, doable in good weather for 70+ ages. The light house is interesting and is the place to get the best view of the Cape.

Thank SuzJim2014
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Nice 0.6 mile hike to this lighthouse. There is a visitors center you can take a separate hike to. It's cold and windy in January, but it's a good view.

Thank RNrachael
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Cape Disappointment has a beautiful beach, a large campground and several picnic areas. Every time I visit, it's always different, always changing. A beautiful location to spend a few days or weeks exploring and enjoying nature, visiting and learning at the Education Center or just...More

Thank ruthf762
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karen p
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Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not positive but I'm quite sure you have to have a DP.
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