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Fort Canby State Park

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Address: 244 Robert Gray Dr,, Ilwaco, WA 98624, Ilwaco, WA 98624
Phone Number: 360-642-3078
Activities: Hiking

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2014
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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 

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Great Falls
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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 

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Titusville
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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 

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Battle Ground, WA
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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 

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portland oregon
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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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oregon
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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

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Washington
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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!

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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

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I loved the whole visit. The parking is a challenge so be sure to read the signs. You need to get the permit before you get there or you'll have to double back and get it. Costs $10 for the day. You'll need several hours to do this one right. Tour the fort and then go into the Lewis and... More 

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

So much history here...Visit the Museum, the gift shop or take a ride on a giant transport truck. It's worth a stop, especially for us Veterans! You'll really appreciate the stop. It'll take you a couple of hours, but you won't be sorry!

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

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