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Fort Canby State Park

244 Robert Gray Dr,, Ilwaco, WA 98624, Ilwaco, WA 98624
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Ranked #8 of 11 Attractions in Ilwaco
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Great Falls
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115 reviews 115 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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

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1,131 reviews 1,131 reviews
775 attraction reviews
885 helpful votes 885 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

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portland oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Tacoma, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

We stopped by this deserted park, it is not too busy in January. Great place to camp in the summer.

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