Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco

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Cape Disappointment State Park is a publicly owned recreation area 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 encompass a diverse landscape of old-growth forest, freshwater lakes, freshwater and saltwater marshes, and oceanside tidelands. Sights in the park include the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, of ocean beach, the North Head Lighthouse, and the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse.Cape Disappointment is one of several state parks and sites in Washington and Oregon that make up the Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks.
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  • We visited Cape Disappointment on a cold, windy day. Weather detracted somewhat from the experience, yet served to keep others away. I was able to see a pair of sea otters feeding in the surf. My niec...  more »
  • Our group ages ranged from 7 yrs old to 74 and several in between. Adults were interested in the history of the war time installations while the youngsters loved exploring the path through the lush wo...  more »
  • Went there today in the off-season and to avoid Black Friday, today was free pass day so didn't have to worry about buying the Discover Pass and the park wasn't crowded only saw three people there wal...  more »
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  • Great place to walk around and explore. Really like the abandonned structures on the path leading to the ocean.
  • Pretty sites and interesting history. Prices are high for park entry, which made it hard for my family to afford.
  • Its a must see park for local history plus the end of the Merriweather-Clark expedition. There's lighthouses, camping cabins and a campground.
  • Great place to get away. Nice clean park. Awesome veiw no matter what the weather..
  • Nice park .lots of people in the though plan ahead of go in the winter
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