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Beautiful History

Well last time we were there it was under construction, had to walk quite a ways with our kiddos... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Gig Harbor, Washington
Texas Travelers

Lighthouses are a must when my wife and I travel to Washington. This was a very nice experience for... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Leighton H
San Antonio, Texas
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Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Well last time we were there it was under construction, had to walk quite a ways with our kiddos who had special needs, my friend and I went this last weekend, drove through and we were WHOOPED from hiking all day because we had a...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Lighthouses are a must when my wife and I travel to Washington. This was a very nice experience for us. It’s a great photo opportunity and the view is really good. Actually can go up in the lighthouse. Weather was very pleasant and we enjoyed...More

1  Thank Leighton H
Reviewed 20 August 2018

It was our last day of touring the area and we wanted something a little different. On the map I stumbled onto this light house in Cape Dissappointment State park. We arrived in the area and were charmed with the little towns close by, but...More

Thank tuscolaman
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Beautiful views and the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks is blissful. It was foggy on the waterfront but you could still see the lighthouse fine.

Thank TammiSchubert
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The light house is now open for tours and we couldn't wait to see inside. It was a fantastic experience. The people giving you information about the light house were very friendly and knowledgeable about its history. The view from the top (on a clear...More

1  Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We enjoyed our visit to this working lighthouse. It was quite windy so our visit was more brief. The tour guides were quite knowledgeable. There wasn't a big crowd (8 per group every 20 minutes) so we didn't have to wait long and the guides...More

2  Thank entropy43
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Very scenic hiking trail from Cape Disappointment to get there. Outstanding views and wonderful sea breeze, a great day out.

Thank TravelingBubba
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Of all the West Coast light houses, this is one of the easiest to walk to once you park. Once you get out there, it is a great view. Didn’t see any whales the day we went, but this would be a great place from...More

1  Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I had a hard time finding any information on the light house keepers houses that the Washington State Parks Department rents out. We stayed in the Head Lighthouse Keeper's house two nights. I was amazed. The house has been kept as original as possible. Only...More

3  Thank dawnmewers
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I visit this lighthouse at least a couple (or more) times a year. A little trail just before reaching the lighthouse leads up to a beautiful field of daffodils (spring) and Shasta Daisies (summer-fall) that makes a an outstanding picture with the flowers and a...More

Thank jkilpatrick002
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21 April 2018|
Response from Tom W | Reviewed this property |
It was not open last year for construction work, the Washington State Parks website will give you up to date info for the season from May to September/October for this years opening times. You can always walk around it, the... More
6 September 2016|
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Response from kathyb1214 | Reviewed this property |
The keepers' house on the light house grounds is available to rent by the night. You can contact the Washington State Parks department to reserve. I believe the fees are between $250 to $400 per night. It is a beautiful... More
Rick C
4 July 2015|
Response from mrbraae | Reviewed this property |
You'll probably need to check the website. It might still be under renovation.