• Cape Disappointment State Park - Ilwaco, Washington

      cape disappointment
      Photo by Peter Thody
      This rugged section of the Long Beach Peninsula provides breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Columbia River, with two miles of beaches and eight miles of trails providing the opportunity to explore old-growth forest, lakes and seashore, as well as two lighthouses. It is also the location of an excellent Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center - this was where most of the Corps of Discovery gained their first view of the ocean.

      If you go:
      Entry to the park requires a Discovery Pass which is available from automated pay stations. Entry to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Centre (allow 1-2 hours here) and North Head Lighthouse are both extra.


      244 Robert Gray Drive
      Ilwaco, Washington 98624 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (360) 642-3078