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North Head Lighthouse

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Address: Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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The lighthouse and the 2 keepers houses are an easy walk from the parking area. The houses are available to rent and would accommodate a large family group. The view from the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Vancouver, Washington
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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been a long time since I last visited. Much more people travel and now a paved trail to the lighthouse. Still one of my favorite lighthouse views. Just in the middle of a paint job right now. Still a day at a lighthouse is a great day!!! Worth the trip over the Columbia River to see this and Cape Disappointment... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse and the 2 keepers houses are an easy walk from the parking area. The houses are available to rent and would accommodate a large family group. The view from the lighthouse is worth the trip

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Thank MarineAir10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Remembering the family that lived at the lighthouse when I was a kid...great memories. You too will create some special times.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Nice short hike to lighthouse but the state is still repairing so you can only get close. Pretty overlook definitely worth the trip if you are any where close. Dog friendly just leash and pick up and it's a good walk even for old dogs and old humans. You get a great view of the north jetty and the state... More 

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Enumclaw, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Did not realize this was available to the public. You enter a parking lot and then can walk a short distance to the light house or the road in front of the lighthouse. We were able to watch the Coast Guard practice working the waves.

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Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Short easy relatively flat walk to the well worn lighthouse. Whilst you can't get right up to it, it is still worth the walk.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This lighthouse, although it may be a little drab and worn, is really neat to see. The walk to get to it is pretty short and easy from the parking lot so I'd say it's good for families and beginners.

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Manchester Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Plenty of parking. Short walking distance to the lighthouse. Easy to get to. Bring your camera. Lots of photo opportunities. Beautiful Ocean views. Glad we went.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The short half mile hike to go see this very old lighthouse which it appears that they're starting to work on it and restore it to its original looks what a great day beautiful wind was blowing like crazy but all in all it is well worth going to see

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

So windy today, about blew us away. Nice easy stroll to the light house. And very nice view of North Jetty.

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