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Been here several times. Great views! Waikiki beach was busy and kids loved exploring the rocks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hereford, Texas
Cape Disappointment State Park

A beautiful state park along the ocean. Lots of great hiking trails. Trails and views well... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2018
Santa Rosa, CA
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A scenic state park with hiking trails and cabins for overnight visitors.
244 Robert Gray Dr SW, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here several times. Great views! Waikiki beach was busy and kids loved exploring the rocks and driftwood. Will continue to stop here every time we visit the Peninsula.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

A beautiful state park along the ocean. Lots of great hiking trails. Trails and views well marked. Parking in the various parts of the park was adequate. There were gorgeous views of the ocean, the mouth of the Columbia River and also the light house.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank virginias729
Reviewed November 27, 2018

This is a big park, and there are a lot of things to see in it. Hiking trails are nicely laid out. Definitely plan to drive in, and bring your Discovery pass. We particularly enjoyed visiting the two light houses and seeing the mouth of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bearwife
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

My mother and I drove from Portland Oregon to take a look at these views and they were absolutely spectacular! It did sprinkle so I would take a rain jacket cause we definitely didn’t so it cut our time short! I want to go back...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Passenger40254742431
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We decided to check out several state parks that are near one another and learn more about the history of each one. Worth the time!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We were visiting relatives in Astoria and had the day to travel a bit further, so we decided to go check out the light house. The parking was $10, with about half a mile walk. The walk was the best. It goes through rich forest,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tykane01
Reviewed October 18, 2018

We stopped here 3 times within our week here. If we lived nearby this would be a favorite stop. This park is huge and offers many activities and sites. There are hikes and views, beaches, and camping. I love that there are 2 lighthouses and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank watravelinggal
Reviewed October 18, 2018

One of the nicest parts of visiting Cape Disappointment State Park and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is that whatever the weather it is a good experience. Rain or shine there is something outstanding do in this park. The Interpretive Center affords excellent views...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MiaAmica
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Great hikes and views. 2 different ligthouses in the park. Easy to walk to both. Entrance fee was $10. Can do the park in half a day if you are short on time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gayle B
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Since the sites are around a circle to back into, you do not look directly into another's site. We like this. Clean campground and clean and tidy restrooms. Lots of hot water in the showers. Short walk to the Pacific Ocean and there are two...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Peggy B
December 2, 2018|
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Response from Sharon F | Reviewed this property |
You can call & ask them from the parks website but you should be able to check by going to the reservation site as if you were looking for a site or go into your reservation and click on your site # which should bring up a... More
Mike H
November 8, 2018|
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Response from J1037VQjoer | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. It seems it won't be open until next year sometime. Check the Long Beach Peninsula Visitor's Bureau web site. There should be info there.
October 15, 2018|
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Response from tuscolaman | Reviewed this property |
No. I did not notice any while there. Good luck
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Help 7 days that are overplanned!. (3 Replies)
My husband and I will be renting an RV from 5/20 to 5/27. I am pretty sure our current agenda is too much and could use some help. We love american history - museums, battlefields, forts, etc. We also love nature, especially seeing new things (hoping to see a glacier in Mt. Rainier). We are not physically fit and can only handle easy trails up to 1/2 one way. upward hikes are impossible. Here is my mapped out agenda Wed - Day 1 - fly in, pickup RV, possibly go to Ft. Vancouver National...More
May 15, 2015|
Response fromdavidgmg|
some things just don't make sense. First of all are you flying in PDX or Seattle? It looks like Pdx. If you are you are totally ignoring the Oregon Coast and the Columbia River Gorge. You could redo this whole itinerary and head East on 84, then hit Mt. Rainier from the 'backside' and cover some of that area before coming into Seattle. An RV in Seattle is never an ideal situation. Your planning on spending a whole day in Seattle but then spending the night in Oak Harbor. You are totally...More
Cape Disappointment State Park (7 Replies)
Copied from a TA article on this park: 'Cape Disappointment State Park offers a beautiful dramatic circle drive viewing the mouth of the Columbia River and the ocean, you can see the Lewis & Clark Museum, walk up to the top of a lighthouse, check out old military sites and Maya Linn's sculptures." We will be leaving Vancouver WA in the morning early start and drive to this state park by early afternoon. Is this doable? Have lunch on the way. We want ot do all of the above at the state...More
June 01, 2014|
Response fromVoyaging2|
Quite do-able. And worth it.
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Lake Quinault to Cannon Beach (8 Replies)
Hi, We will be visiting Washington & Oregon, from the UK, in late July / August. Our itinerary and accommodations are sorted & I am now trying to plan some daily activities. Main interests are scenery, light hiking, taking photos & a little shopping (for daughter aged 16). Having visited Olympic NP we will be moving down from Lake Quinault to Cannon Beach (for 2 nights). I am looking for suggestions about what to do en-route. Should we motor straight down Hwy 101 to Cape...More
February 24, 2012|
Response fromewell_tourist|
Thank you Voyaging, We will be going down as far as Florence before returning via Crater Lake, Bend, Portland & back to Seattle. The web links are much appreciated. I have been avidly reading guide books and can find plenty to do in most places but am drawing a blank on the region from Quinault to Cape Disappointment State Park. Is Aberdeen worth a stop?