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The Edge of the Continent

Located on a high cliff overlooking the most dangerous river bar in the world. Cape Disappointment... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boise, Idaho
Hit and Miss...(the rain)

The hubby and I have been coming here off and on for years...sometimes it rains and sometimes it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Teresa S
Gig Harbor, Washington
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Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on a high cliff overlooking the most dangerous river bar in the world. Cape Disappointment Lighthouse stood guard over the channel for many years. Although it is no longer cared for by a lighthouse keeper its light can often be seen. The hike out...More

Thank MiaAmica
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hubby and I have been coming here off and on for years...sometimes it rains and sometimes it doesn't...the last time we were here was about 10 years ago and it rained and rained...this time it was sunny and very pleasant...the dogs loved running free...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't easy for a couple of older Texans to get there but it was worth it! What a great view and history lesson! It was a rainy cold day in April but that seemed very appropriate for what we saw. The Rangers and Volunteers were...More

Thank danmurphy90
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Classic lighthouse overlooking the mouth of the columbia river. Great view rain or shine. Not sure how handicap assessable it is.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 22 July 2018

From the parking lot it is a 1.5 mile hilly walk to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is an active Coast Guard post but the person who was on duty refused to speak with tourists. They should reconsider their policy, or put a second person there...More

3  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 21 July 2018

There is a secret passage down to a secluded sandy beach about 3/4 way to the lighthouse. There are actually two paths down - one ends on a cliff and is not passable. The best way to find the correct path is to get to...More

1  Thank hchiutx
Reviewed 10 July 2018

It was overcast, windy, cold and rainy when we went. I guess you could say delightfully miserable weather. We enjoyed it. The hike is strenuous with the lush vegetation typical of coastal Oregon. We powered on and even though the rain and cold (in July!)...More

2  Thank entropy43
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I found interesting that the person working at the lighthouse wouldn't even say hello when we hiked up that way. We truly enjoyed the hike, the lighthouse was just so-so. Thankfully the sun was out that morning so we enjoyed a great view of a...More

Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

If you are up for a strenuous hike, it is worth the effort. I say it is all uphill, because it feels like like it when your done. Trail goes up, then down a ways, then you arrive at the paved incline. Take a look...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 18 June 2018 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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karen p
5 July 2015|
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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.