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Cape Disappointment State Park

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Address: 244 Robert Gray Dr SW, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165 (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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Enjoyed our Day at Cape Disappointment State Park

We were at Cape Disappointment State Park on a gorgeous sunny clear day. We took a walk to see the two lighthouses. We also liked the ocean beach areas. There is a lot to do... read more

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were at Cape Disappointment State Park on a gorgeous sunny clear day. We took a walk to see the two lighthouses. We also liked the ocean beach areas. There is a lot to do in the park from camping, hiking, picnics, sightseeing, and more. For the inexpensive price of $10 for a car pass for the day, we found... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family camped for a week in August and had to book a site 9 months in advance. They fill up fast! Bathrooms were kept clean and do have showers (bring your quarters). During our last day the drain was clogged but .75 will get you a fairly long hot shower. There is potable water and a nearby small store... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will start with the views are beautiful here however it was over priced. They charge you 10.00 to park then you walk/climb to the top of a steep hill to have to pay another 10.00 for 2 people to see a small museum. I don't mind paying but I do mind being over charged! Paying 10.00 for the whole... More 

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Bowling Green, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was annoyed that it cost me $10 to park my car there and then it cost another $10 for my wife and I to get into the museum. That's just too much. One 10$ fee would have a little too much but would not have generated the animosity to leave this review. And then there is the hill to... More 

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Larchmont, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought it was well worth a 1 to 2 hour stop to see the lighthouse and Waikiki beach, which had lots of drift wood arranged into huts and other cool structures. We had our 3 year old daughter with us and she loved the beach. One side note for shutterbugs like me - this place gets its name from... More 

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Cape Meares, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Both lighthouses have maintained paths to get to them. There is a great little beach on the way to the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse that was a nice stop to explore as well as just relax. Views from each lighthouse had great views even on a cloudy day. Be prepared for windy and sometimes chilly weather (it is the northwest).

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Vancouver Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I reserved a site well in advance. From the photos it looked fairly private. The campground was so busy it was unbelievable. At the 8 sites in my loop there were at least 16 vehicles and 3 large boats. The campsites in my area were very close together with only a few sparce trees around. I had 2 tents and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place, loved how friendly and accommodating. Nice size camp spot within walking distance to the beach. Absolutely gorgeous.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have camped this park since the 70's. It is now one of the busiest parks in Washington. If you want to stay here during the summer, best be putting in your reservation in the winter. The park is wonderful, and they keep improving their facilities.. mostly around the Waikiki Beach. The campsites mostly have good privacy and level. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed trekking around the park, seeing the sites. The park is well maintained and all ages will enjoy time I'm the outdoors.

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