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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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What a great park!

Small jaunts on trails to the lighthouses and plenty of nice scenery. We want to return with our bikes to check out the discovery trail!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Small jaunts on trails to the lighthouses and plenty of nice scenery. We want to return with our bikes to check out the discovery trail!

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Lakewood, Washington, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Another gem of the Pacific Northwest is Cape Disappointment State Park. Our recent visit included a couple of hours at the amazing Interpretive Center, which features not only the maritime history of the mighty Columbia River area, but also the brave men (and women) who made history there. Our younger children found a lot to occupy their attention, the teenager... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had a wonderful sunny day to get out and hike at Cape Disappointment State Park, a short hike to the lighthouse and visitor center and then through the old forest area. The size of the trees are impressive. The area is very beautiful.

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atlanta, georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had one day to sight see, before heading back to GA. Originally, we were going to see Columbia River Gorge. But, the day we were suppose to go, the Gorge, was getting ice and bad weather in general. So, we decided to drive a little bit and check out Cape Disappointment. I am so glad it worked out this... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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146 reviews 146 reviews
67 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great area to explore while visiting Ilwaco. This portion of the coast is pretty neat. Take a couple hours and see what it has to offer. We sure enjoyed our time here.

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Chatsworth
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Over the years of vacations and traveling I have "stumbled" across various paths of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. What a treat to visit the end of their search for the Northwest Passage that President Jefferson hoped and dreamed of. I was amazed at the overwhelming amount of documentation that was produced from this endeavor. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The unique, well engineered design of the 'Wagon Wheel spoke' camp sites, organized into Pods with ocean front access, gives the feeling of privacy uncommon in heavily occupied, loved by campers, parks for all to enjoy. This well managed state park, now featuring 'Serious Pizza' wifi, and friendly little store with rental bikes, is one of our consistently memorable stops... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A popular destination for many in the area, this State Park offers all the usual expectations as well as several great picnic and fishing and crabbing opportunities. I would also recommend bird watching and beach exploration.

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Difficult hike but well worth it. The views were amazing and the lighthouse was very rugged but picturesque. Just sad that North Head was closed.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is one of the greatest campgrounds I've every camped at, and I've camped at lots of them. The spaces in the full hook-up and partial hook-up spots are large, level and clean. There is a fire pit and nice picnic table in each space. The rates are quite reasonable for what you get. Some of the oceanside sites have... More 

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