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Cape Disappointment State Park

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Cape Disappointment State Park is one stop you should not pass up. One of the most beautiful parks on the peninsula, it is home to the two of the oldest lighthouses on the Pacific Northwest Coast, Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, constructed in 1856 and North Head Lighthouse, completed in 1898. There are trails to both lighthouses, but only the North Head Lighthouse is open for tours. Located at the confluence of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean you’ll find a diverse landscapes, birds, and wildlife. Enjoy opportunities for salt-water and fresh-water fishing, build sand castles, and watch the waves. In winter, keep your eyes open for migrating whales. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center examines the fascinating journey of Lewis and Clark through exhibits and films, as well as regional history. There is a small fee to enter. This park was formerly known as Fort Canby State Park, and you can still explore remnants of the fort and artillery batteries. Five installments by artist Maya Lin that are part of the Confluence Project are located within the park near Waikiki Beach and Baker Bay. With so much to see and do, stay overnight tent or RV camping, in a yurt or cabin rental.

244 Robert Gray Dr
Ilwaco, WA
(888) 226-7688


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