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Cape Disappointment State Park

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244 Robert Gray Dr SW, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
+1 360-642-3078
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A beautiful park!

Beautiful views, pretty easy hikes. We were there during a coastal storm. It was amazing to watch... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Casey L
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Yakima Valley, Washington
An excellent park with plenty of serene views.

This park has so much beauty and history to offer. Just driving through appears to be no charge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tim L
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Jefferson, GA, United States
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A scenic state park with hiking trails and cabins for overnight visitors.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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244 Robert Gray Dr SW, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful views, pretty easy hikes. We were there during a coastal storm. It was amazing to watch the huge waves crash against the rocks below the lighthouse from the Lewis and Clark center. Most definitely the best place for viewing a storm. When the sun...More

Thank Casey L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park has so much beauty and history to offer. Just driving through appears to be no charge, but entering a site to park requires a Discovery parking permit. Ours was $10.00 for one day for a passenger vehicle. Well worth the charge considering the...More

Thank Tim L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cape Disappointment State Park is our favorite. We camp there with our 32ft. travel trailer. The sites are a great size and the camp hosts are always friendly and helpful. The beach is beautiful with a great view of the North Head Lighthouse. Astoria, OR...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This overlook area gives a birds eye view of the Cape along with some fantastic reader board history of the perilous undersea terrain that brought as many as 3 large ships all in one year to demise. The camp ground, park, and beach are all...More

Thank BenjaminConant
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked to the lighthouse! The trail is pretty even but steep! Great little workout to start our day! Beautiful views from up there! $10.00 for a day pass is not a bad price either!

1  Thank Travelingnewleyweds
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

After seeing some photos online, I knew that I wanted to check this place out and I certainly wasn't disappointed. The scenery was amazing and you never seem to be out of earshot of the crashing waves of the Pacific. They have some nice little...More

Thank EpicGuy12
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Cape Disappointment State Park is located on the southern end of the Long Beach Peninsula just a short drive out of Ilwaco. The park has facilities for camping. Call the park for rates and availability. Two light houses may be visited. The North Head light...More

Thank J1037VQjoer
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

If you are visiting the Long Beach Penisula, Cape Disappointment is a must stop for the views, the lighthouses, and the history of the area from Lewis & Clark to a long history of shipwrecks

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

It's a short hike to the lighthouse and visitor center, and really worth the view. We were hoping to watch a ship come in, and were lucky with our timing to see that happen. The lighthouse has a lookout place where the coast guard keeps...More

1  Thank EllenK4
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

It was in the 50's when we got there. It really didn't seem that cold and didn't stop us from getting out and doing things. There are nice walking trails and bike paths every where, two of which lead to the beautiful lighthouses; what beaches...More

1  Thank aeflair
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Renita M
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Tom W | Reviewed this property |
50cents for 3 minutes, quarters when we were there
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Kyle C
April 28, 2018|
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Response from SeattleTracy | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure if they close the camping area, but you should be able to call and ask.
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Lori W
March 18, 2018|
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Response from DonnieB15 | Reviewed this property |
Great Park and saw all the the campgrounds but here is some info: Campsite information Cape Disappointment has 137 standard campsites, 60 full-hookup sites, 18 sites with water and electricity only, five primitive... More
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