Fort Canby State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Unknown
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $10.00
Description
Cape Disappointment State Park, formerly known as Fort Canby State Park, is nestled on 1,882 acres of land in Ilwaco, Washington. A beautiful recreational facility and campground, Cape Disappointment State Park houses a small fort of historical significance and boasts of incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, the Columbia River, the North Head Lighthouse, and the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. 

The fort sits at the entrance to the Columbia River and once provided protection against enemy warships attempting gain landfall. Today, the gun batteries still sit in place for visitors to view, athough the guns have long since been removed. This state park finds its home on Long Beach Peninsula and is near to the Pacific Ocean. 

Dogs are welcome to join their families on the grounds, but they must remain on a lead. There is no drinking water provided, and there is no specific area for dog play. It is unknown if there are public bathrooms on the premises. With this in mind, owners must bring any amenities required for a day of fun at the park including bottled water, a dog dish, and poop bags. 

It is expected that all owners will show responsible dog ownership and clean up after their pets. Cape Disappointment State Park is a private facility and campground. Access to the grounds is permitted only to those who furnish a Discover Pass. Discover Passes are available in daily and yearly denominations with a day pass costing $10 and a yearly pass $30. 

There are also applicable dealer fees. A yearly Discover Pass permits access to any Washington state park for a period of one full calendar year. Campsites are available for rent by reservation only, and it is assumed that there are corresponding fees. There are also three cabins housed on the grounds for rental. 

Among the recreational opportunities at this park are camping, hiking, and boating. The property is also home to vast geographical features including lakes, forested areas, both freshwater and saltwater marshland, beaches, and streams. Other on-premise attractions include two lighthouses, an interpretive center, and a camp store. 

Visitors to Cape Disappointment State Park must comply with all Washington state by-laws. These include ensuring all dogs are current on vaccinations and obtaining a city dog license. For a great time at a beautiful Washington park, plan to visit Cape Disappointment State Park! 

Address
244 Robert Gray Drive SW
Ilwaco, WA 98624
Hours
Mon 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Special Hours

Winter hours are 6:30 AM to 4 PM

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Address
244 Robert Gray Drive SW
Ilwaco, WA 98624
Hours
Mon 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Special Hours

Winter hours are 6:30 AM to 4 PM