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Address: 244 Robert Gray Dr,, Ilwaco, WA 98624, Ilwaco, WA 98624
Phone Number: 360-642-3078
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Neat old historic buildings and the fort to explore

Had fun exploring the old fort and guns and walking the road by the historic old houses and buildings. Gorgeous view. I also thought it was interesting that the hiway goes under... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Okanogan, Washington
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Okanogan, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Had fun exploring the old fort and guns and walking the road by the historic old houses and buildings. Gorgeous view. I also thought it was interesting that the hiway goes under the state park in a tunnel.

Thank Helen223
washington state
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Fort Canby is still part and partial of the renamed Cape Disappointment State Park. It's the setting for the fantastic Lewis and Clark Interpretative Center, too. And, there are two beautiful lighthouses to see as well. Yes, the Fort had fallen into a bit of disrepair and is not as well maintained as nearby Fort Stevens. Yet, it still give... More 

Thank okeedoke
Oregon Coast
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

There is one building that we wandered through. There are some displays inside, as well as an informational board outside. There is not a lot here. It was not nearly as interesting to us as Fort Stevens. Since the park department allowed the surrounding trees to grow up, we could not even get the feel for being at an *old... More 

1 Thank half-Brit
Great Falls
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211 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This fort, now a state park, is the source of our cottage in Long Beach. Cottage #10 at the Anchorage Cottages is a 1933 army barracks that was bought from Fort Canby in the 1940's and trucked up the peninsula and placed on the ridge about 1.5 miles north of the current Long Beach. This fort is reminiscent of other... More 

1 Thank James C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Visiting the Interpretive Center (after figuring out the cash vs credit card system) we also took a brief look at the Ft Canby Battery. It was nothing like the Ft Stevens Battery we had visited in the morning, but was still interesting and worth a look. The Interpretive Center saved the day There is handicap parking at the base of... More 

1 Thank James H
Battle Ground, WA
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I have been camping at Fort Canby for nearly 35 years. While the name has been changed to Cape Disappointment, this park certainly does not disappoint. The campground is beautiful; right on the beach, close to miles of hiking trails and two lighthouses. There's Ilwaco for fishing and art; Long Beach for go carts and ice cream. So much to... More 

Thank Tootles46
portland oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Brilliant and certainly not disappointing. If you visit Astoria you must go and have a look at this edge of the earth, windy, isolated atmospheric place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

You can do it all here. concerts in the summer. camp here. reach other parks, lighthouses, biking trails

Thank crimepays1229
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Another great state park in the PNW for history and beauty. Great base camp for the Washington side of the Columbia's mouth to explore from. So much to see and do!

Thank RainzQuill
Glendora, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

So much great Lewis and Clark history in the Astoria Cape Disappointment area and this is no exception. Great museum and really helpful staff

Thank OGoneAgain2

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