We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fort Columbia State Park

475 Hwy 101, Naselle, WA 98638
+1 360-777-8221
Review Highlights
100+ Year Old Historic Gem in SW corner of WA

After visiting Astoria, we popped over to the WA side of the Columbia to see this historic piece of... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Spokane, WA
Wonderful, quiet park

We loved Fort Columbia! The museum in the barracks building provides history of the area and the... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Diane C
Rialto, California
Read all 26 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
475 Hwy 101, Naselle, WA 98638
Write a ReviewReviews (26)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 3 October 2017

After visiting Astoria, we popped over to the WA side of the Columbia to see this historic piece of our coastal/river defense system. Retired after WWII, it's an interesting, quiet place to wander around. The buildings are in great shape and you can even VRBO...More

Thank RushCubFan
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We loved Fort Columbia! The museum in the barracks building provides history of the area and the use of the fort over the years. Their movie is excellent! It was a beautiful place for a picnic lunch. Don't miss the Powerhouse trail. It is short,...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Aside from a scenic setting above the Columbia River, this park exhibits the long history of the Fort's use as a coastal defense station. There are several different gun emplacements fromn different eras, with interpretive signs to explain what you're seeing. It provides a vivid...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Came across by accident driving from Long Beach to Astoria. We had no idea all this was behind the gate. Amazed at what we discovered. It was a rainy day and things were closed up so we mostly just drive through and walked a little...More

1  Thank Dawnelle B
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed having the place mostly to ourselves with a self-guided walking tour. We wished we could have seen inside more buildings. The batteries were interesting and well signed. Fun to note there are guest houses available to rent for overnight stays. That would be...More

Thank PNWwetwalker
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

A great example of a pre-World War II coast artillery fort. There is a museum and many restored buildings. Some of the old officer's quarters are available for vacation rentals. The artillery batteries, of which there are several show the advances made over the years....More

Thank MarineAir10
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is one of the best places to have fun that few know about. Much more than meets the eye...no matter the weather or time of year. The historical buildings and the military and native history is great. What a location.

Thank Div M
Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you haven't visited a gun battery, this is a good example. There is also a museum which was closed when we were there; so I do cannot review that. There are signs explaining the history of the gun battery, but the bunker is rusted...More

Thank saulsnatsky
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a former fort that is now a state park. In the summer there are tours and other activities. If you visit at another time of the year I would suggest only stopping if you plan on visiting another park in the area since...More

Thank TravelLady724
Reviewed 6 September 2016

A very interesting part of history of an old Fort, re used again for World War II. Volunteers here were very knowledgeable and there is a short movie about life at the fort Interesting historically but not much else here.

Thank Phoenix2-12
Nearby Restaurants
Columbia River Roadhouse
21 reviews
3.20 km away
The Old Fishtrap Seafood and Spirits
18 reviews
3.19 km away
The FishMongers
7 reviews
6.15 km away
Chinook Coffee Company
5 reviews
2.35 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fort Stevens State Park
22 reviews
8.01 km away
Middle Village Station Camp
7 reviews
1.02 km away
Astoria Riverfront Trolley
589 reviews
6.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Fort Columbia State Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines