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Cape Disappointment State Park

244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
+1 360-642-3078
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Beautiful coast park with 2 lighthouses

walked the trails to both of the lighthouses. Cape Disappointment lighthouse a longer, more... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2016
Austin, Texas
Day visit

We drove to the differing outlooks off of highway 101 and places associated with this State Park... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2016
Cassie H
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A scenic state park with hiking trails and cabins for overnight visitors.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
+1 360-642-3078
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

walked the trails to both of the lighthouses. Cape Disappointment lighthouse a longer, more challenging hike. But great views at the end.

Thank JDH_AustinTx
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We drove to the differing outlooks off of highway 101 and places associated with this State Park. The outlooks were beautiful. The lighthouses were also interesting and neat to see in person. Coming from the midwest area that is mostly made up of flat grasslands...More

Thank Cassie H
Reviewed 25 June 2016

There are quite a few camp spots in this park and some have beach front access. You can reserve a spot up to 6 months in advance. Most do for holidays. If you don't have your spot by the 4th of October, you will not...More

1  Thank TheNWTammy
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Visited Cape Disappointment and I thought it was just OK. To get to most of the sites requires a little hike and their is no clear direction or signage to get there. The highlight of the park is the Interpretive Center dedicated to Lewis and...More

Thank kenrod
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here one night spur of the moment on a Lewis and Clark focused couple of days. The campground here is amazing; right on the Washington Pacific coast. Specifically, a mile or so north of the mouth of the Columbia in Cape Disappointment State Park....More

Thank brosz
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area, but the campground wasn't worth what we paid because of the bathrooms. Showers in our loop didn't work, no soap in bathroom and the bathroom wasn't well kept for a state park. The sites were beautiful, and ours felt private and secluded, which...More

Thank falsmi
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This place is great. Several places to access the ocean in the park and each one has it's own unique beach. I parked near the ranger station entrance and did a 1.5 mile hike to the lighthouse. It was a perfect shorter distance hike. Lot's...More

Thank Bobabouttown
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in Lewis & Clark, you will enjoy the interpretive center at this park. We spent a lot of time reading the signs, examining the displays, watching the movie, & enjoying the view. In the interpretive center you are given a pass...More

Thank tonianni
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We spent the night in Tacoma, Washington and made straight for Cape Disappointment the next morning. We arrived in a light rain which lasted only a few minutes. This is Rain Forest area. We visited both lighthouses and hiked to the overlook of Long Beach,...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We loved our time here. Parking is $10 for the day and you'll need a credit card at the pay stations. Great easy hikes to see the two lighthouses. We hiked in the rain and it was totally fine, but cold , so dress in...More

Thank CherylGlendaleAZ
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Response from wendell01 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do , but must be on a leash
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28 June 2017|
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Response from wendell01 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the site to reserve is Washington State Parks web site
28 September 2016|
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Response from Rhonda B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the north side lighthouse is a short walk (just a few minutes) on a paved gently sloping footpath. No steps as far as I recall. You can see part of the coastal view from the car park, but the views from the path to the... More