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Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco

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National Park
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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  • Wish there had been more time, and not so windy with rain, or we would have walked a lot more! Will be back!  more »
  • Having been to the area but not here. We took advantage of a free state park day to explore. It was later in the day and we could see people dressed inappropriately for the journey with dress shoes co...  more »
  • Our wintery storm visit was wonderful, as we came prepared. The drama of high wind and rain was really an appropriate back drop for touring the Lewis & Clark exhibit as well as hiking to the Lighthous...  more »