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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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Cape Disappointment State Park offers a wide variety of options to the outdoor explorer. You can walk in the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark expedition and learn more about them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Clearfield, Utah, United States
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Clearfield, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Cape Disappointment State Park offers a wide variety of options to the outdoor explorer. You can walk in the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark expedition and learn more about them in the Interpretive Center. You can visit two lighthouses -- the Cape Disappointment Light and the North Head Light. Easy trails through the forest allow even the most reluctant... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

On our two week trip to the Northwest, this was one of our favorite places! The views are beautiful toward the bluffs, toward the ocean & river, and the lighthouses are special. We found the area interesting in that many ships wreck here due to the river & ocean water meeting. Stunning views!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Did a walk-in at about 5pm on a Wednesday night and had no problem finding a tent site. We're from Idaho, camping to us is not seeing any other campers around. This definitely wasn't that. We were all fairly sardined in there. But site 225 was great! Tucked in behind a few others, the site offered a bit more privacy,... More 

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West Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy hiking, strolling, and natural beauty then this is the place for you! The beach walk we went on was an easy stroll and the rewards were plentiful. The ocean/beach is beautiful and rustic. There are toilets at the parking lot but nothing closer to the beach. Pack a lunch and enjoy the day.

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Roy, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful drive and lots of great trails, clean bathrooms and a beautiful view of the lighthouse.with a great little gift shop with a lot of fun things to see and experience.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Just beautiful! And lots of nice trails. We were quite disappointed in Maya Lin's Confluence Project, though we are big Maya Lin fans.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Clean, spacious sites, can hear the ocean from almost every site. Although full on the weekends, can usually get a cancelled site. Office opens at 8 AM to do so. Many activities to do inside this state park as well as the nearby peninsula with many small beach towns. 17 miles to Astoria to visit their Maritime Museum. Washington State... More 

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southern alberta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Setting is beautiful, park it self was average. Park rangers and staff are more worried about speeders than partiers and don't really care about much else. We ended up leaving a day early due to neighbouring guests who were there to party, piss all over the trees ( they were camped beside the bathrooms) and dump garbage everywhere. the beach... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Lewis and Clark Exhibit was well worth the time and money. It was very detailed and professionally arranged. The beach was fun for the kids to build forts out of the driftwood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Very interesting and educational center, with exhibits, photos, a movie and gift shop. Enjoyed learning about the exhibition.

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Address: 244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624 (Formerly Fort Canby State Park)
Phone Number: 360-642-3078
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ilwaco

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