Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco

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Cape Disappointment State Park (formerly Fort Canby State Park) is a public recreation area on Cape Disappointment, located southwest of Ilwaco, Washington, on the bottom end of Long Beach Peninsula, the northern headlands where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. The state park's 2,023 acres (819 ha) encompass a diverse landscape of old-growth forest, freshwater lakes, freshwater and saltwater marshes, and oceanside tidelands. Park sites include Fort Canby, the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, North Head Lighthouse, and Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. Cape Disappointment is one of several state parks and sites in Washington and Oregon that are included in Lewis and Clark National Historical Park.
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  • Our campsite had full hookup which was great. Lots of privacy. The beach is enormous with crashing surf and sand. Campfires were allowed. Hiked up to the Lighthouse from the park. It's work a... 
    Our campsite had full hookup which was great. Lots of privacy. The beach is enormous with crashing surf and sand. Campfires were allowed. Hiked up to the Lighthouse from the park. It's work a...  more »
  • Our group toured Cape Disappointment Park and Lighthouse in a great beautiful setting. The views were unbelievable and on a clear day, we could literally see 20 miles, with fantastic views of the... 
    Our group toured Cape Disappointment Park and Lighthouse in a great beautiful setting. The views were unbelievable and on a clear day, we could literally see 20 miles, with fantastic views of the...  more »
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  • This park is wide spread and very busy. Our campsite was tidy and on the large size. We enjoyed the proximity to the restrooms and the beach. Just a short walk to an amazing coastal sunset... So dreamy! Since it's such a huge park, it is easy to get a little confused , but it's manageable. The park staff is friendly and helpful! We will definitely return!
  • We love Elmer's. The best in Portland/Vancouver for breakfast. My husband favorite meal is breakfast and they didn't disappoint. I enjoyed the fresh crab onset. Very good, and good price, great service.

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