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Address: 244 Robert Gray Dr SW, Ilwaco, WA 98624, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
Phone Number: 360-642-3078

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A small view of the past

We have a guest from Finland that we are showing the area and this gave her a small view of the past. The signs were great illustrations of how the fort worked. Perfect location... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Barb T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a guest from Finland that we are showing the area and this gave her a small view of the past. The signs were great illustrations of how the fort worked. Perfect location near the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the Cape Disappointment lighthouse.

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Thank Barb T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting. A nice walk around. Educational, was able to teach my kids and show them the various reasons why we have forts near the ocean.

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Thank Kimberly T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This place is really cool, and would have been very neat to take our teenagers to visit after dark. Even without our kids with us it was very cool learning about the place and we got some nice pictures to show the kids

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Thank Wesley M
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Interesting walk through leftover relic of military and maritime history. Old style homeland security. Fun for kids.

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Okanogan, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Had fun exploring the old fort and guns and walking the road by the historic old houses and buildings. Gorgeous view. I also thought it was interesting that the hiway goes under the state park in a tunnel.

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washington state
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Fort Canby is still part and partial of the renamed Cape Disappointment State Park. It's the setting for the fantastic Lewis and Clark Interpretative Center, too. And, there are two beautiful lighthouses to see as well. Yes, the Fort had fallen into a bit of disrepair and is not as well maintained as nearby Fort Stevens. Yet, it still give... More 

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Oregon Coast
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

There is one building that we wandered through. There are some displays inside, as well as an informational board outside. There is not a lot here. It was not nearly as interesting to us as Fort Stevens. Since the park department allowed the surrounding trees to grow up, we could not even get the feel for being at an *old... More 

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Great Falls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This fort, now a state park, is the source of our cottage in Long Beach. Cottage #10 at the Anchorage Cottages is a 1933 army barracks that was bought from Fort Canby in the 1940's and trucked up the peninsula and placed on the ridge about 1.5 miles north of the current Long Beach. This fort is reminiscent of other... More 

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Titusville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Visiting the Interpretive Center (after figuring out the cash vs credit card system) we also took a brief look at the Ft Canby Battery. It was nothing like the Ft Stevens Battery we had visited in the morning, but was still interesting and worth a look. The Interpretive Center saved the day There is handicap parking at the base of... More 

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Battle Ground, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I have been camping at Fort Canby for nearly 35 years. While the name has been changed to Cape Disappointment, this park certainly does not disappoint. The campground is beautiful; right on the beach, close to miles of hiking trails and two lighthouses. There's Ilwaco for fishing and art; Long Beach for go carts and ice cream. So much to... More 

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