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Cape Disappointment State Park

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Address: 244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165 (Formerly Fort Canby State Park)
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+1 360-642-3078
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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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Winter views are majestic!

Hiking is not too rigorous and very rewarding! The ruggedness of Cape Disappointment stirs the imagination of centuries of shipwrecks. Getting up close and personal with the... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2016
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Churchton, Maryland
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Churchton, Maryland
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137 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

Hiking is not too rigorous and very rewarding! The ruggedness of Cape Disappointment stirs the imagination of centuries of shipwrecks. Getting up close and personal with the Cape Disappointment lighthouse and seeing huge winter waves crashing at the base of the cliffs was awesome. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center not only told the story of their expedition, but also... More 

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Ronald, Washington
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Cape Disappointment State Park is a clean and well maintained camp ground. There is everything from tent sites to full RV hookups.

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Ilwaco, Washington
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Great state park with camping, beaches, hiking, biking there's a camp store across from the entrance that has a pizza parlor (the best on the peninsula) Continue up to the Museum and Observatory for some fantastic views

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Cape Disappointment State Park is a bit of a drive (4 hrs from Seattle) but absolutely worth visiting. The primary attraction is probably the lighthouse. Near the lighthouse are two fancy buildings that formerly housed the lighthouse keepers. Now the lighthouse is automated; there are no more keepers to trudge up and down the lighthouse stairs carrying oil for the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Spectacular location and superb views. The walk to the lighthouse is an easy stroll on a paved pathway through amazing woods.

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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful ocean vistas, picturesque lighthouses, great trails! This is a beautiful place to spend a day in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest!

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Reviewed 23 March 2016

This place is so beautiful and a great way to spend the day outside hiking all of those beautiful trails. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is very informative and worth the short hike. The staff at the center are more then happy to share their knowledge with you. Also spend as much time hiking around as you can because... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Cape Disappointment is on the rugged Washington coast at the mouth of the great Columbia river. The vistas of the river and the endless beaches is impressive. There is a loop drive that shows off the various points of interest. You can go slow of fast, but I recommend slow to enjoy the great views from lighthouses to surfers. The... More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Very clean campgrounds. Well organized. Yurts are arranged nicely. Dump Station worked well. Nice pads for camping.

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Terrebonne, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Fantastic area for an all day adventure! From the lighthouses (more than one!) to the Interpretive center. The Harvey Allen Battery is a must see.

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