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Fort Columbia State Park

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Address: 475 Hwy 101, Naselle, WA 98638
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Disappointed buildings were not open on a winter weekend, but pleasant walking tour anyway

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 a really interesting way to visit.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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. There is an admission fee or a Discovery Pas can be used.

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Thank MarineAir10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Div M
Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 and not kept up. The cement steps leading to the lower level could be hazardous... More 

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Thank saulsnatsky
Everett, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 there is a $10 day use fee or have an annual pass. There are trails... More 

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Thank TravelLady724
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Phoenix2-12
Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a really well preserved coastal artillary fort with original buildings (so well preserved) and even two 8" guns that were placed for historical significance in the 1990's. Definitely a pretty cool place to go!

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Thank Lorie A
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

My wife and I were recently visiting our daughter and her husband, who live in the Portland, OR area and we drove to Astoria, OR on April 22 and then toured Fort Columbia on the other side of the river. The museum part was closed that day so there was no admission charge to get in [although my daughter and... More 

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Thank DonnieOshkosh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

The fort is an amazing place with a very cool history. Spend time wandering the fort structures, visiting the museum, staying the night in the rental homes or go on an amazing hike!

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Thank Derek T
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

When on the Long Beach Peninsula, most people are looking for relaxing recreation tucked into the moody sunbreaks between ocean squalls. During the short high season of reasonably reliable semi-dry days, they are looking for interesting picnic, kid & dog friendly spots to visit. Here you go. Fort Columbia sits above the tunnel coming onto the Peninsula. Take a hard... More 

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