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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  • Did a couple of hikes and met porcupine, deer, and many birds. Some of the sites don't have much privacy but overall the place is well kept. Had wanted to see the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center b...  more »
  • Great place for a day out and some exploring. Nice hiking trails, lighthouse and the Lewis and Clark interpretive center, part of the Lewis and Clark NHP makes this a very interesting place.  more »
  • Our main destination was the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, which had a lot of interesting exhibits and a short movie. Along the way we were treated to views of trees, rocks, beaches and lightho...  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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