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Cape Disappointment State Park

P.O. Box 488, Ilwaco, WA 98624 (Formerly Fort Canby State Park)
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Ilwaco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, National Parks, Beaches
Activities: Hiking
Description: A scenic state park with hiking trails and cabins for overnight visitors.
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Costa Mesa, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
29 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We have been coming to the Cape Disappointment State Park, Waikiki Beach and the North Jetty for some 20+ years. We were not impressed on our last recent visit. It appears that the State of Washington has poured a ton of money in to making the place "user-friendly" with new trails and bathrooms. The net result is that Waikiki Beach... More

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you like to combine some beach time with hiking, biking and learning a bit about our country's history, this is a great place. We stayed in the nearby town of Long Beach so no camping experience but we checked out the yurts which looked pleasant if one wanted an easy camping experience. What is notable about this park is... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Nice drive through some beautiful scenery but we did not go to the beach due to the number of cars parked along the road to the beach. Plan on walking some distance and staying here for a while when you visit.

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Carmichael, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Nice place to get out and stretch your legs and view the ocean. Favorite place for tourist yet not overcrowded. Worth the visit,

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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Man, I wonder where all the good review people were camping?? The tent sites are right on top of each other, no privacy at all. It is like everyone just parks on the grass next to each other, each site is not any bigger than a parking space. I actually could not believe it when we got there. The reviews... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stayed in Yurt 72. It was in a good location - near the beach and washrooms. They said there were coin showers 50 cents/3min but when I turned it on without using coins it worked for a good 5min. Only one shower in the facility but it wasn’t busy. The sink faucets were the horrible push top where only... More

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

So much to see and do! We hiked through the park saw a bear, some deer and beautiful eagles. Some of the paths were not as taken care of as others.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

While checking out cape diss appointment we found this wonderful museum. If you like history and museums this is a must see. It was an eye opening experience for us. The way the info was presented was outstanding telling both sides of the story. The exhibits were interesting the layout easy to navigate and open. It was a great find!... More

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Great Falls
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114 reviews 114 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Another great spot with some little hikes around the area available, but no access to the lighthouse as there is at North Head just a little ways north. Worth the visit and taking in the L&C Visitors Center would be a good idea.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our visit to this Park and, in particular, the Lighthouse, was taken late in the day, on a very WINDY, foggy late afternoon. The eeriest lighthouse I've ever seen, complete with almost blinding fog. The howling wind almost encouraged us to make our visit short! On a less foggy day, I'm sure the views from this bluff are fabulous. We... More

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