Cape Disappointment State Park – Ilwaco, WA
Three stars for this delightful state park as it has just about everything, including a new name. It use to be called Fort Canby State Park, but now I guess in honor of the area, they changed the name.
Located on the southwestern point of the State, just 2 miles from town, Cape Disappointment has 152 standard campsites, 83 utility sites, five primitive campsites, one dump station, eight restrooms and 14 showers and some are handicapped access. The maximum site length is 45 feet but all the sites are well spaced in a wagon wheel design so that you don’t look into your neighbors window. Tons of stuff to do and see including miles of beaches, two lighthouses, the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and some great trails. Wildlife is plentiful, we saw deer, coyotes, racoons and there was also some awesome birding in the area. They were clamming the weekend we were there, fishing in the surf. and one hearty soul was even surfing.
Right outside of the park there is a tiny store and laundromat. This is a great place to bring you bikes.