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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Awesome view - lighthouse was closed for repairs.

Lighthouses have long intrigued me. There are TWO lighthouses within two miles at Cape... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grand Junction, Colorado
We viewed from Jetty Road - nice photo opp

We made a quick stop on the Jetty Road for pictures of the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse on the... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Penny E
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Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lighthouses have long intrigued me. There are TWO lighthouses within two miles at Cape Disappointment. Unfortunately, the lighthouse was closed for repairs.

Thank OldGuyzWander
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We made a quick stop on the Jetty Road for pictures of the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse on the way to the North Head Lighthouse. Nice views, especially when we caught a ship coming in.

Thank Penny E
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Great day hiking and viewing and picture taking of light houses and the ocean and jettys great trails leading there and the wildlife and coves and driftwood enhance the views while walking

Thank DonnieB15
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This lighthouse has a Coast Guard crew stationed for drills or other work. You can get right up to the structure. You have great views of the river and across to Astoria, OR on clear days. The hike is steep so be warned.

Thank travel_d2026
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The walk up is steep, first on a gravel trail and then up the drive from the Coast Gard station but the view from the lighthouse is beautiful. You may even get a chance to chat with the Coast Guard officer that is on look-out...More

Thank Cindy J
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We arrived in Astoria, OR during a port stop on a Pacific Coastal cruise. We wanted to do some sightseeing "off the beaten path" during our visit. I did some research on historic Astoria & the surrounding area ahead of time and discovered this wonderful...More

1  Thank TradingPlaces4fun
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Long hike up and back down. Take the time to visit the Lewis and Clark Center. $5.00 to enter. Make sure you have your parking pass for your campsite with you or pay to park as well. If you can do the climb the little...More

Thank Kim J
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

It is so worth it to get here! Don't forget that before you park you need to have a Discovery Pass displayed on your car. ( I believe it cost $10 for a day or $30 an annual one). You can buy it on line....More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The trail to this lighthouse is longer (than the trail to North Head Lighthouse) and the last portion up to the lighthouse is paved but quite steep! So wear good walking shoes and be prepared for sore muscles the next day! But for those that...More

Thank SLPlovesPE42
Reviewed 18 August 2017

It's a short hike through the woods up to the lighthouse point. The views of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean are absolutely breathtaking!

Thank djstatick
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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.