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Fort Columbia State Park

475 Hwy 101, Naselle, WA 98638
+1 360-777-8221
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Interesting visit to see the history of our coastal defense

Aside from a scenic setting above the Columbia River, this park exhibits the long history of the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Steve F
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Bellevue, Washington
Hidden gem

Came across by accident driving from Long Beach to Astoria. We had no idea all this was behind the... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Dawnelle B
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475 Hwy 101, Naselle, WA 98638
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Aside from a scenic setting above the Columbia River, this park exhibits the long history of the Fort's use as a coastal defense station. There are several different gun emplacements fromn different eras, with interpretive signs to explain what you're seeing. It provides a vivid...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Came across by accident driving from Long Beach to Astoria. We had no idea all this was behind the gate. Amazed at what we discovered. It was a rainy day and things were closed up so we mostly just drive through and walked a little...More

1  Thank Dawnelle B
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed having the place mostly to ourselves with a self-guided walking tour. We wished we could have seen inside more buildings. The batteries were interesting and well signed. Fun to note there are guest houses available to rent for overnight stays. That would be...More

Thank PNWwetwalker
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A great example of a pre-World War II coast artillery fort. There is a museum and many restored buildings. Some of the old officer's quarters are available for vacation rentals. The artillery batteries, of which there are several show the advances made over the years....More

Thank MarineAir10
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is one of the best places to have fun that few know about. Much more than meets the eye...no matter the weather or time of year. The historical buildings and the military and native history is great. What a location.

Thank Div M
Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you haven't visited a gun battery, this is a good example. There is also a museum which was closed when we were there; so I do cannot review that. There are signs explaining the history of the gun battery, but the bunker is rusted...More

Thank saulsnatsky
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a former fort that is now a state park. In the summer there are tours and other activities. If you visit at another time of the year I would suggest only stopping if you plan on visiting another park in the area since...More

Thank TravelLady724
Reviewed 6 September 2016

A very interesting part of history of an old Fort, re used again for World War II. Volunteers here were very knowledgeable and there is a short movie about life at the fort Interesting historically but not much else here.

Thank Phoenix2-12
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a really well preserved coastal artillary fort with original buildings (so well preserved) and even two 8" guns that were placed for historical significance in the 1990's. Definitely a pretty cool place to go!

Thank Lorie A
Reviewed 5 May 2016

My wife and I were recently visiting our daughter and her husband, who live in the Portland, OR area and we drove to Astoria, OR on April 22 and then toured Fort Columbia on the other side of the river. The museum part was closed...More

1  Thank DonnieOshkosh
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