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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)
Phone Number: 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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Beautiful Park At The Mouth Of The Columbia River And Pacific Ocean

We have camped at this beautiful park many times. We enjoy the beach, trails and the bright star-lit sky on clear nights. There are two lighthouses and don't miss the Lewis and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
cyndy w
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Centralia, Washington
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Centralia, Washington
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have camped at this beautiful park many times. We enjoy the beach, trails and the bright star-lit sky on clear nights. There are two lighthouses and don't miss the Lewis and Clark Interpretation Center. This is one of our top choices for a relaxing getaway.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely area of southern Washington, but not when it's raining. Lewis & Clark arrived during a period of driving rain and it was miserable for them - that's why they called it Cape Disappointment

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Lynnwood, Washington
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One must drive down to this south side of the peninsula from Long Beach, WA. It is a spectacular view.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I allowed way too little time on my vacation to visit this state park. Quite simply, there was much, much more here than meets the eye. I would have really like to do more hiking here than I did, particularly along the rugged coast at the north end of the park. I got some great looks from the road of... More 

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Long Beach
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I live within walking distance of this park and go at least once a week and I am not the kind of person who sticks to the same thing over and over again. That should tell you how much there is to explore at this park. You can take long bike ride or walk on a paved trail. You can... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

If visiting coastal Oregon or Washington Cape Disappointment is a great experience. It is a rather large or large feeling and there are many sights to choose from..my favorites are Dead Mans Cove (stunning) and the Lighthouse...but there are many others to see as well. It is lush and green and will most likely rain on you at some point... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I arrived just before dark and were able to shoot some great photos from the logs piled on the beach. Incredible scenery with the ocean, cliffs, and lighthouse. Definitely worth the 2 hour drive we had to get here.

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Washougal, Washington
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a campground that is well laid out and maintained. No cellphone coverage, but I did not go there for social media. If needed a person can drive to the entrance to get in touch with the outside world. It rained most of the time we were there, but the stunning beauty all around more than makes up for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Stayed three days and toured the lighthouses. Great fun...believe it when they say you walk uphill both ways to the lighthouse. Staff were friendly and the park clean. Requires reservations so plan ahead.

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sussex,england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We stayed in the RV park overnight after a day in Olympic NP and having dined in Long Beach WA at the Pickled fish. [Very nice]. We were on our way down the Oregon coast so it was an ideal spot to stay before crossing into Oregon on the Astoria bridge.The sites were clean and level with decent shower blocks... More 

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