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Cape Disappointment State Park

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Address: 244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624 (Formerly Fort Canby State Park)
Phone Number: 360-642-3078
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Activities: Hiking
Description: A scenic state park with hiking trails and cabins for overnight visitors.

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Good beach, once you get past the debris

We spent the day at Waikiki Beach in the part which is a sandy beach set against a sheer cliff of rocks where the lighthouse is perched. The beach is nice but you really have to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Issaquah, Washington
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Issaquah, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We spent the day at Waikiki Beach in the part which is a sandy beach set against a sheer cliff of rocks where the lighthouse is perched. The beach is nice but you really have to hike over all of the debris and driftwood to get in. Not small pieces of driftwood, it almost looks like a pier was destroyed... More 

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Lakebay, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Perfect short and longer hikes on the beach and through the forest. Many are paved and everything is well kept up, including restrooms. You do need to pay a fee or have a Disovery Pass.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We really enjoy coming here due to its only about a 150 mile drive but also because of the scenery. My only problem is we did not have reservations so we are definitely having to dry camp which... Fishing is excellent right now for salmon. The Rangers are very nice too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Love Waikiki Beach and nothing beats the view of the lighthouse and amazing driftwood. My kids love it here and I take them every week to this park. Just make sure you have your Discovery Pass for parking. The park employees are extremely fastidious at ticketing unsuspecting visitors that forget to display or purchase the pass.

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This park boasts two lighthouses so was a real hit with me. But besides all the photo ops of the landmarks, the trails were fantastic with easy to difficult. I don't know why I didn't visit this place sooner, but I will be back!

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

There are 2 light houses here. The first we visited was the Northern Lighthouse. It was an easy walk to the lighthouse. There is a $2.50 fee to tour the lighthouse and the tours in the summer leave every 20 min. starting on the hour. The museum was very interesting and I had no idea that lighthouse keepers worked so... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Day use or camping. Nice campground by a lovely ocean beach. (Reserve a spot away from the "lake" and entrance - the spots in the rear of the park are nicer.) Some little cabins to rent. Quite a few decent hikes, 2 lighthouses and the Lewis and Clark interpretive center to visit. Lovely long beach (Benson) to walk on and... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A beautiful park right on the water. Well maintained and staffed. Great camping spots. Need reservation either on.ine or by calling. Cannot get spot at site. Néed WA state DIscover pass which you can purchase at park or online.. Lighthouse sits on hill above park. You can drive/ walk to it.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We chose Cape Disappointment State Park for our annual family camping trip and were NOT in the least disappointed. :-) It's a great park with sites close to the beautiful beach, hot showers, lighthouses, beautiful trails and nearby information centers and interpretive centers.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

After living in the NW for over 30 years and many visits to both the OR and WA Coast, we decided to finally visit Cape Disappointment. We had a wonderful time and learned so much about the area. We took several short walks to observation points and were not disappointed at all. The trails are well-marked - benches are provided... More 

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