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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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  • The park itself is a great jumping off point for all Columbia river adventures. The hikes have a great mix of forest and ocean views. I have been many times and have seen wildlife such as deer every t...  more »
  • The campground is fine for an RV However much of the rest of the area does not allow RV's Outside of your campsite there is only one spot to park if you are driving a motorhome This is near to the che...  more »
  • This is an incredibly beautiful place to ponder the majesty of the ocean and the peacefulness of the forest. It was kind of cool and drizzly the day we explored it, but that did not detract from our p...  more »

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