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Cape Disappointment State Park

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Address: P.O. Box 488, 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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Beautiful place to spend the day

We didn't camp here so I don't know how that is but it was definately worth a day visit. Beautiful views, two lighthouse, a fort, and a museum about Lewis and Clark. Beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Alesha H
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We didn't camp here so I don't know how that is but it was definately worth a day visit. Beautiful views, two lighthouse, a fort, and a museum about Lewis and Clark. Beautiful forest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We arrived at 9:15am Saturday and upon driving threw the winding trail to the campsite we were surprised to see a baby black bear foraging road side! The office personal were friendly and helpful and we chose a firstcome/firstserve 20$ campsite near the water (first rookie mistake!) After waking up a giant blue draginfly, we stakes our tents and went... More 

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Pendleton, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We notified the office a week in advance one member of our party wouldn't be arriving until the weekend while the rest of us would stay w/ the Wednesday arrival. The spots were already paid for so they told us it was fine. At 11pm the 1st night the harassment about our unoccupied site began. They were back bright and... More 

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Athol, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Our family reserved 3 spots near the beach back in February. Three families anticipated having a great time for 4 days. Unfortunately, the experience turned into a nightmare. We were harassed by rangers from the moment we parked the first trailer. After the first day, we figured it was just a bad day for the rangers. It got worse. One... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We camped here just for one night but it was lovely. Sites are relatively small, but big enough for two tents. Each site has running water and electricity, if you want to charge your phones! Very quiet. Walking distance to a gorgeous expanse of sandy beach with tons of driftwood. Dogs (supposedly on leashes) everywhere. Biking, hiking or quick drive... More 

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Shoreline, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We met our kids here on our way back To Shoreline, Wa from Jedediah Smith Redwood park. It was a great spot. Also met my sister there she came from Portland. We saw a crap load of purple sailors on the beach! I have never seen that before. The Lewis and Clark museum was great!! The campground was kid biking... More 

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BC
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79 reviews 79 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

love Cape Disappointment . Always a beautiful place to camp so clean and sites are nicely spaced apart.

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Medford, Oregon
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35 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous forest and ocean. Camped here for one night and really enjoyed my time. Was quiet and the campgrounds was quite empty so I had my choice of spots. Camping was expensive at $35 per night but it was worth it. The beach was amazing! And they have hot showers.

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Portland, Oregon
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23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great stop on the way to Long Beach. Really incredible views up top and access to the beach. Take the trail from the Louis and Clark to the lighthouse and stop at the cove on the way.

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Staunton
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Wow! The Graveyard of the Pacific and the Columbia Bar!! It was amazing for this girl from Virginia to see where Lewis and Clark ending their journey. For years, I had wondered what the view would be like to see the Columbia River empty into the Pacific near Astoria. I recommend reading the book Astoria by Peter Stark!! It was... More 

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Address: Address: P.O. Box 488, Ilwaco, WA 98624 (Formerly Fort Canby State Park)
Phone Number: 360-642-3078
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ilwaco

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