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Historical Gem!

Stopped in our way home to Portland from Long Beach. It was a gorgeous day, though windy. You... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
SassyGirlJenna729
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Portland, Oregon, United States
100+ Year Old Historic Gem in SW corner of WA

After visiting Astoria, we popped over to the WA side of the Columbia to see this historic piece of... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
RushCubFan
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Spokane, WA
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This park is so full of history but will also appeal to kids with all the nooks and tunnels to explore. We visited on a Monday, so nothing was open as far as the visitor center or any of the homes. But the grounds are fun to wander around and all the old military munitions works are awesome for exploring.
We spent a couple of hours and didn’t even hike any of the trails as we were just passing through. I would allow 3 hours if you want time to see everything!

Thank Stacy F
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Stopped in our way home to Portland from Long Beach. It was a gorgeous day, though windy. You could easily see Astoria and Saddle Mountain from the top. They have vacation rentals available, though we stopped in only for the day. It makes for a great photo shoot spot, especially when you get down into the bunkers embedded into the side of the hills. Great fun to wander around and see out into the Pacific for miles!

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Small coastal fort with disappearing gun battery(no guns). There's two shield guns that are interesting to see and a lot of remaining buildings(none were open). There is a $10.00 day use fee. So unless you're going to the other state parks nearby you may not find the charge worth it.

Thank Darel M
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

After visiting Astoria, we popped over to the WA side of the Columbia to see this historic piece of our coastal/river defense system. Retired after WWII, it's an interesting, quiet place to wander around. The buildings are in great shape and you can even VRBO 2 of them! Great views and lots of interesting details make it well worth spending an hour.

Thank RushCubFan
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We loved Fort Columbia! The museum in the barracks building provides history of the area and the use of the fort over the years. Their movie is excellent! It was a beautiful place for a picnic lunch. Don't miss the Powerhouse trail. It is short, interesting and has a beautiful view. Several of the buildings are available for overnight rental for a fun, quiet, beautiful stay.

Thank Diane C
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