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 campground was completely booked. We were able to get by the lake and enjoyed our stay. Next time we will make reservations.  more »
  • I went to this park to see old military facilities & to visit the Lewis & Clark Interpretive center. It cost $10 to enter the park. The only old military facilities I saw were a couple of old pillboxe...  more »
  • Marvelous views of the majestic Washington coastline. Wonderful cliffs, lighthouses, beaches and forest!!! The interpretive centre was great and walking around the fort there was interesting. Parking ...  more »

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