Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse
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Anita M
Longview, WA29 contributions
No longer a place to visit
May 2021 • Family
This used to be a favorite destination when we came this way. Now you can not get to the cove or the lighthouse. No explanation on site. But We asked and employee who said that too many people need to be rescued in the cove. Why do all of us get faulted for that? Will not be returning
Written May 30, 2021
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Rob S
Boise, ID510 contributions
Closed to the Public
May 2021
We were taken up here by a Coastie when getting a tour of Coast Guard Station Cape D. Amazing panoramic view and being that we were being given a tour by an officer he was able to tell us all about their operations on the bar and the guys monitoring the river entrance.
Written May 25, 2021
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busconi
Wenatchee, WA4,562 contributions
Love Lighthouses
Mar 2021
The lighthouse was closed at this time, but we were able to get good pics and views from the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Looks like the house could use a new coat of paint....amazing how many storms this lighthouse has weathered.
Written March 29, 2021
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csarchibald
San Marcos, CA4,147 contributions
A Must for Lighthouse Enthusiasts
Jun 2020
The Lighthouse pictured as the primary picture on TripAdvisor is actually North Head, which is on the other side of the Cape from the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. Cape Disappointment Lighthouse is ringed by Wide Black Stripes, however is definitely in need of a repainting. Its wear shows the ferocity of the weather conditions it endures, located on the Columbia River Side of the Cape. The visitor center is currently closed because of the pandemic, but you can still visit the lighthouse and Fort Canby.
Written June 24, 2020
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Kari H
Bend, OR197 contributions
Another example of Oregon Lighthouses - Lovely
Sep 2019
We enjoyed this hike to see the lighthouse. It is just gorgeous and the views are amazing. Highly recommend.
Written March 14, 2020
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KatieLee140
13 contributions
A must see!
Feb 2020
We stayed over at the lighthouse keepers house for 4 days and enjoyed every minute. It rained the first day so we went to the Lewis and Clark museum and it pretty interesting. There is a fort right behind it that you can explore. The lighthouse was cool with nice views. We walked around at night and the sky was crystal clear- so many stars! The beach was so clean with lots of birds and the rock Jetty so cool with the Mighty Columbia on one side and the Pacific on the other.
The house itself had all the amenities, towels, pillows, bedding, dishes, soap, shampoo fully stocked kitchen with utensils, pots/pans etc. All you have to bring is food, spices, etc. The heater worked great (we were there in Feb) and plenty of hot water for showers.
They had cards, boardgames, and books on a book shelf as well as a visitors guide. There are some cool shops/ restaurants, brew pubs around and worth checking out. There is also a grocery shop nearby in case you forgot something.
Written February 23, 2020
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Mousetraveler62
14 contributions
This is North head lighthouse
May 2019 • Couples
The pic you see is North head lighthouse, not cape disappointment, its been restored! Its windy here, but beautiful! Across the cove to the south, is a black and white lighthouse, cape disappointment. Both lighthouses are great! A must see!
Written November 4, 2019
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Frank S
Eugene, OR127 contributions
Beautifully redone!
Oct 2019
We took the short (.25 mile) paved trail to visit the lighthouse this past week. It is beautifully restored, with great ocean views, and several different trails available to walk and look.
Written October 16, 2019
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bLiselotte
Palatine, IL597 contributions
No Bad View
Sep 2019 • Solo
Began from the Museum and walked the trail around to the Lighthouse. The path to the cove is currently closed. The trail is down and then up and took about 30 minutes. I was fortunate to have things clear up nicely and it was very sunny. I was able to see across to Astoria and the bridge. The other side was one of the beaches. The Lighthouse was closed, but I was able to walk right up to it. Well worth the time to walk it all.
Written September 22, 2019
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jkilpatrick002
Cowiche, Washington, United States18 contributions
The park service is beautifying the lighthouse area by cutting down some of the most beautiful trees!!!
Sep 2019
Went there in August, the peak of tourist season, and the lighthouse area was fenced off for construction with NO access! Went back in September to find that it had been converted to a city park atmosphere and many of the old wind whipped trees had been cut down for NO apparent reason!! Very disappointed (and angry).
Written September 18, 2019
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