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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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We made reservations in January for April. Good thing because clamming opened up and the place filled up. Incredible scenery, lots of beach to walk on and things to see and do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We made reservations in January for April. Good thing because clamming opened up and the place filled up. Incredible scenery, lots of beach to walk on and things to see and do. We will be back!

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Long Beach Peninsula, WA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

As others have mentioned, this state park is the opposite of disappointing. Scenic hiking and biking trails. Two lighthouses. Lewis & Clark expedition saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time from here. Informative Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. Wonderful park for RVs and camping, plus they have yurts. Stunning scenery. This is great park for families.

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We loved the trail - beautifully maintained, very natural with tons of native plants in their natural state, yet the trail was very nice to explore. The lighthouse was fantastic, the views were fantastic - the Lewis & Clark interpretive center (also a part of this park, but you must pay $5 for adult admission) was also fantastic. We learned... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

$10 for a day pass, $5/person to visit the Lewis & Clark Center, $2.50/person for the North Head Lighthouse Tour. The attendant that sold me my day pass was not at all friendly and she wasn't particularly helpful either. I did the walk to North Head Lighthouse and explored some old barracks near the parking lot, which was fun and... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A stunning state park. See Waikiki beach. Enjoy a trip up to the lighthouse and museum. Eat wild berries. Visit dead man's cove. Build a driftwood house or even a raft. But don't stay in the overflow camping area unless you enjoy being so close to other tents that you can hear your neighbors snore. Perhaps a too well loved... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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250 reviews 250 reviews
84 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Despite the name, this place is anything but disappointing. According to Wiki, this place is the foggiest place in America. So check the weather before you come. And if you do come on a sunny day, you will find some awesome views. There are two light-houses in the park, and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. To visit the L&C... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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118 reviews 118 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was our first time at this park for camping in our RV. Overall we found it to be pretty nice. Clean lots of privacy, close to beach. We did however dislike this whole discovery pass deal. We bought a pass because we thought we had to have it to camp but our nightly fee had that included but since... More 

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Ilwaco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

One of the most beautiful places in the world.It's right at the mouth of the Columbia River with some nice trails a picturesque beach and you can walk out on the rock jetty and watch the ships and fishing boats come and go.Live music twice a month in the summer and camping sites.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Park was nice well maintained great view right next to the beach heard the ocean waves all night one of my better stops

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Carnation, Washington
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141 reviews 141 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

If you live in Washington, buying the annual Discovery pass is a no-brainer! I last visited this park in 1986! Not much has changed except my perspective;) The lighthouses are very scenic. A little hiking is required, but the maps are not topographical! There are some pretty steep hills! The view is spectacular as you approach the lighthouse on the... More 

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