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Cape Disappointment State Park

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Address: 244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624 (Formerly Fort Canby State Park)
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+1 360-642-3078
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A scenic state park with hiking trails and cabins for overnight visitors.

A scenic state park with hiking trails and cabins for overnight visitors.

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Absolutely BEAUTIFUL

We had never been to this state park because it's a little further from home but, with a three day weekend, I decided to give it a try. Most of the parks I've found that are on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chompetto
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Kent, Washington
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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had never been to this state park because it's a little further from home but, with a three day weekend, I decided to give it a try. Most of the parks I've found that are on the pacific coast are in grasslands and there's no trees. Seems to me that they serve mostly as a base for people to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

We headed out of Seattle to spend a night camping here but sadly were turned away as the lot was full. But we did come back the next day to have seagulls, sit by the ocean and just enjoy the scenery. A few short easy hikes later we were thoroughly relaxed and rested. What an amazing oasis on the coast!... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Good campground. Very large, with well-maintained sites. Rangers on site at all times. West-facing sunsets. Good walk-thrus to the beaches.

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Spokane
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My wife's family has been coming to this State Park since the mid 1970's - much has changed over the years, including the name, but most hasn't, and that is why we keep coming back. The State Park is beautiful and well kept. The beaches are amazing, the hiking trails, the museums, lighthouses, interpretive center, local residents, all will provide... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We really enjoyed walking the beach where the Corps of Discovery team dipped their toes in the Pacific. Don't miss the L&C Interpretive Center.

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

There is much to see in this park - 2 lighthouses (one has a rather steep walk), parts of the former Fort Canby, hiking trails, beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and a Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (additional fee). There is a nice campground that includes camping cabins and yurts. There is the former Lighthouse Keepers Residences available to... More 

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough about this park. The camping is wonderful! Clean, plenty of room between sites. We were literally a block from the beach...clean and pristine. The Interpretive Center was fantastic. In fact we went back twice. My only complaint is that you are charged $.50 for a 3-minute shower. But we shower in our rig anyway. We would definitely... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful and very green. We enjoyed seeing the lighthouses and hiking through the park and along the beaches. Great day for surf watching. It was pounding today.

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MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

What a great place to take a walk and see nature in her rawest form. The waves crashing against one side of the jetty and the calmness on the other side. Great picture spot.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The history here is a lot of fun to learn and the views are incredible. You can drive to many of the sites, but others require a bit of a hike.

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