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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Beautiful lighthouse!

This is such a beautiful area, the hike was very scenic and our family really enjoyed seeing the... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
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A beautiful lighthouse still in use. You can only view it from the outside as the Coast Guard... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Vancouver, Washington
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Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This is such a beautiful area, the hike was very scenic and our family really enjoyed seeing the lighthouse!

Thank Sunshinegirls3
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful lighthouse still in use. You can only view it from the outside as the Coast Guard still uses the building to monitor shipping entering the Columbia River. You can hike from the Interpretative center or drive around and park closer

Thank MarineAir10
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We hiked the trail between the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. When actually at the Lighthouse site you're somewhat restricted as to where you can walk. You can't go up in the Lighthouse nor into the building where the employees...More

Thank 411Shirley
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Sort of must see. Nothing quite like it. The path from the parking lot meanders a bit, and is muddy in patches, before it reaches USCG tarmac leading to the lighthouse. Good .6 mile walk each way. I ran into a couple loose dogs on...More

Thank Laurence C
Reviewed 4 February 2017

At my age it is a good walk to the lighthouse but well worth it. Very scenic views of the mouth of the Columbia River.

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A fairly easy walk walk up to the lighthouse, was a bit muddy in parts however, once we reached the top all was forgotten. Beautiful

Thank fnqfamily
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We did not realize ahead of time how long and difficult the hike to the lighthouse would be. We gave up about halfway there with the inclines and uneven path in the rain and just went to the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center to view...More

Thank kelseight
Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you find yourself traveling between the Seattle-Tacoma area and Astoria / Seaside corridor, you're going to want a side trip to Cape Disappointment. Visiting family along the WA / OR coastline for the past 15 years, my wife and I are always surprised with...More

Thank goose3nbc
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This view unplanned, but apparently timed just right with the sunset, was extraordinary. I want to go back with more time in the summers as there were lost of hiking trails with lookouts.The tall tree-lined paths with a ocean-view at the end also looked appealing....More

Thank StudiosNobhill
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My dad and I, with my two kids ages 12-1/2 and 15, visited today. fodors.com said the Lewis and Clark interpretive center is open daily, so we drove two hours to find a sign saying, "closed Monday and Tuesday". Bummer!! However, we still spent almost...More

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karen p
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I'm not positive but I'm quite sure you have to have a DP.