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Cape Disappointment State Park

244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
+1 360-642-3078
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Great day trip

We loved our time here. Parking is $10 for the day and you'll need a credit card at the pay... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2016
Phoenix, Arizona
via mobile
Two lighthouses to explore with lots of trails

Unfortunately due to time constraints, we just did a quick stop here to photograph the lighthouses... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
Katherine M
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A scenic state park with hiking trails and cabins for overnight visitors.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
“Cape Disappointment State Park”
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244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
+1 360-642-3078
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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We loved our time here. Parking is $10 for the day and you'll need a credit card at the pay stations. Great easy hikes to see the two lighthouses. We hiked in the rain and it was totally fine, but cold , so dress in...More

Thank CherylGlendaleAZ
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Unfortunately due to time constraints, we just did a quick stop here to photograph the lighthouses but this state park is amazing with the rocky cliffs and driftwood strewn beaches you'd expect for the Washington coast. It can be very windy here so come prepared....More

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I found this state park completely by accident. I was on an Oregon coast road trip and stumbled on this place looking for a campground. This ended up being the nicest, cleanest, most amazing campground and state park I've ever been to!!! The staff was...More

Thank Andy E
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

This state park is huge, plenty of places to explore on the beach and above. Really nice camping area for Rv's or what we plan to do next time, There are Yurts you can stay in to. Two lighthouses to photograph and explore. Even when...More

Thank Loreen P
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Hiking is not too rigorous and very rewarding! The ruggedness of Cape Disappointment stirs the imagination of centuries of shipwrecks. Getting up close and personal with the Cape Disappointment lighthouse and seeing huge winter waves crashing at the base of the cliffs was awesome. The...More

Thank shaluhe
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Cape Disappointment State Park is a clean and well maintained camp ground. There is everything from tent sites to full RV hookups.

2  Thank Gabe E
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Great state park with camping, beaches, hiking, biking there's a camp store across from the entrance that has a pizza parlor (the best on the peninsula) Continue up to the Museum and Observatory for some fantastic views

Thank Chelle M
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Cape Disappointment State Park is a bit of a drive (4 hrs from Seattle) but absolutely worth visiting. The primary attraction is probably the lighthouse. Near the lighthouse are two fancy buildings that formerly housed the lighthouse keepers. Now the lighthouse is automated; there are...More

Thank Cliff C
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Spectacular location and superb views. The walk to the lighthouse is an easy stroll on a paved pathway through amazing woods.

Thank Rhonda B
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful ocean vistas, picturesque lighthouses, great trails! This is a beautiful place to spend a day in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest!

Thank WildWoolClan
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We are planning on taking a day trip here when driving through the area. Is there parking near the coast where we can see the coast and the lighthouses? Or do you have to hike to see them?
28 September 2016|
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Response from Rhonda B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the north side lighthouse is a short walk (just a few minutes) on a paved gently sloping footpath. No steps as far as I recall. You can see part of the coastal view from the car park, but the views from the path to the... More
We have a large motor home. Do you have RV parking?
11 May 2016|
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Response from cyndy w | Reviewed this property |
Yes Very nice large RV sites w/w.s.&e
Kathryn S
Does this campground have any problems with bears? Will we need a bear cannister?
10 August 2015|
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Response from Tyrone P | Reviewed this property |
Never seen one have camped in tent and used rv