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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 16
Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $42.00
A really, really pretty Washington state park with easy access to a very gorgeous beach with some cool, old, very large driftwood. We loved the layout of this large park! The small, separate loops make it seem like a much smaller park than it really is. All sites are back in, but if you snag an end spot, you have no neighbors on the patio side. Our site, #50 (full hookups) was very wide with great privacy, although a bit on the short side for our 43' RV with a tow ( we hung over the road a bit, but no problems ). Very dog friendly with plenty of poop bag stations and no problems with dogs running on the beach off leash. The posted tide charts are really helpful to newbies to the area. Zero problems with big rig access depending on loop. The park does fill up, so plan ahead, especially on the weekends. Very high on our "must visit again" list. Downsides....no Verizon coverage in the park, but signal is available near the park entrance and on the beach toward the jetty; no satellite tv available due to tree coverage; no OTA tv available; and the dumpsters STINK! We camped at Cape Disappointment State Park in a Motorhome.
If you get tired of the Cape Dissapointment beach, and like good beer, North Jetty Brewery has some really good brews. The "Lights Out" IPA is outstanding. Visit the local market in Illwaco on Saturday. Go to Long Beach and take a long drive on the long beach :-). Beautiful area, lots to do. Two light houses in the park. The Lewis & Clark center was interesting, but in our opinion was not worth the admission price.
Review Count: 73
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 18
Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $45.00
One of nicest state parks we've ever been in. Price based on amount of services. We had full hookups for 45.00/nite. Personnel great. Bathrooms plentiful and clean. Beach wonderful. Sites 1-180 arranged in spokes of 10 sites per spoke which made this campground feel more private than it was. No cell service with Verizon. Interesting towns nearby. Few of sites had partial ocean views. If I had one of those, this campground definitely a 10. We camped at Cape Disappointment State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $25.00
This is a beautiful Washington State Park, set on the long beach north of the Columbia River jetty. The site we were camped in didn't have any services, but there were other sites in the park that did. There is a dump station on the way in/out.
Our site was literally steps away from the beach, quiet, spacious and clean. There are many trails in the area and two lighthouses to visit. The Lewis and Clark interpretive center is an excellent attraction. We camped at Cape Disappointment State Park in a Motorhome.
It's quite a long, windy drive into the park, so provision before you go. Once there, you won't want to leave anyway!
Review Count: 41
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Wow - this is a really spectacular location right at the confluence of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. It is a very popular place and when we arrived without reservations around 10:30AM on a Monday, we were lucky to get 1 of 2 spaces left. No walk-ins apparently. The CG is arranged in loops of 10 sites each, which is very nice and intimate instead of the long rows of sites that is usual in most state parks. The sites were nice and long, no problem backing in with our 30ft MH and room for a tow in front. There is lots of privacy in the back and not so much between sites. Bathrooms were clean and showers were coin operated. We camped at Cape Disappointment State Park in a Motorhome.
Great hikes in the park and a terrific Lewis & Clark Center near one of the 2 lighthouses. It was freezing in late July - windy & gray - so dress accordingly.
Review Count: 66
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 11
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $40.00
Camping with the sound of the surf and being able to go for walks on the beach - what could be better! Treed sites that step not too close to each other. I had to go mong the grid since I had no cell service. So, plan to disconnect. I was able to run my dogs off leash on the beach - plenty of room for all of us. I definitely want to come back. We camped at Cape Disappointment State Park in a Motorhome.
Visit the Lewis & Clark museum in the park.
Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $35.00
Beautiful park! Saw lots of wildlife, spent time at the beach and lots of hiking. No cell service with AT&T at the campsites, but it was fun anyways. There was service at the ranger station. If you like to spend time outdoors, it's a great getaway. Rangers regularly do rounds so it is a safe environment. We camped at Cape Disappointment State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Shop for groceries and fuel in a IlWaco or Long Beach, it's cheaper. The pizza at the store outside the gate is pricey, but awesome.
Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $40.00
Great state park. Full hookups, level sites, steps from the beach. Washington really knows how to do their state parks. Our only disappointment was that we couldn't have a campfire or cook with charcoal ,but that was understandable due to wildfires. This was our first time here. Next time we'd try for site number 15 or 16 where you can actually see the ocean from your site. We camped at Cape Disappointment State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $35.00
We camped in the no-hookups area, and for the number of campsites there, the restrooms were very small and not cleaned frequently enough. The sites are well laid out, and it's a beautiful area to visit. There are large new restroom/shower facilities in the full-hookup area, I'd highly recommend getting a site there. We camped at Cape Disappointment State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Book early, this is a popular place. Also, know that on the second weekend in September, there is a huge classic car rally in the area that fills every park and makes for crazy traffic.
Review Count: 40
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 14
Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $40.00
This is a beautiful park. It rained during our visit, but that didn't dull the beauty of the beach, the bluffs, the trails, and the light houses. We had a full hookup site. All utilities were good. The sites were well spaced with good privacy. There was a trail from our site (#8) directly to the beach. Our site was very level. Two camping loops were open, and about 1/2 the spaces were full even on a rainy March weekend. There is no cell service in the RV & yurt campsites, though you can get decent reception in the center of the park near the office. Best parts of the park are the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, the lighthouse trails and the beach. We had a blast, and even enjoyed a couple trips into Long Beach, a charming small beach town just about 5 miles away. Park staff was friendly and kind, but also left us alone. I didn't use the showers (50 cents for 3 min) but the building was obviously very new and was very clean. The showers are private rooms. Our fellow campers were quiet but friendly - lots of dogs! (including ours). I would love to come back, especially on a sunny day. We camped at Cape Disappointment State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Long Beach, WA
Review Count: 46
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $35.00
This is one of the best campgrounds I've ever stayed in, and I've stayed at lots. The sites are large, level, and clean. Nice picnic table and fire pit at each site. Utility sites have the utilities in the right place and are easy to back into, even for big rigs. Some of the oceanside spots have great views, and on stormy days, incoming driftwood! I've camped here in clement weather and in bad, and never had a bad experience. Town is nearby with good restaurants and shopping. No phone or Wi-Fi here, but you can go to town for that where the restaurants are used to it and let you hang out as long as you want. The whole peninsula has that cool beach vibe I really love. Enjoy! We camped at Cape Disappointment State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $35.00
We went into here along SR4 in Washington from Kelso and I-5, rather than the busier US30 in Oregon, which takes you through downtown Astoria on the way. I can't say this is the best campground ever, but it is nice. After Labor Day things were pretty quiet there, though there were no full hookup sites available online. They were 3/4 full on the weekdays we were there. As others state, it is a little confusing getting into the park because signage from the North is not the best. A sharp right turn in Ilwaco town center is tough in a big rig with a toad. Check-in folks aren't ever in a hurry, but once you find the site, backing in is easy, and most all the sites I saw were level and hard surfaced. A bit muddy over the campsite, but pretty good separation from your neighbors. And campfires were permitted, despite a burn ban over the rest of the state. Lots to see in the area, with trails and sights within the park ("no RV's" on some roads), sea fishing, Lewis and Clark stuff. Not far to Astoria with its superb Maritime Museum, and then beyond to Seaview and Cannon Beach if you crave company(!). North to Long Beach and Willapa Bay. Only downside is complete lack of signal for Verizon or ATT. I couldn't pick up a TV signal, but there were several radio stations. Not a bad place to spend a week. We camped at Cape Disappointment State Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 173
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 17
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $37.00
This is a wonderful State Campground. The RV sites are paved, level, and long enough to accommodate our 40 foot RV and toad. Most sites are within easy walking distance to the beach. There are less expensive sites without hookups, that are equally spacious. There is one negative: cell phone service, at least with Verizon, is not available at the campsites. We drove several miles to Ilwaco to get E-mail messages. One caveat: The campground is several miles from town on Route 100 Loop. Follow this road going straight out of town, an extention of the main road, following the Loop counter clockwise. Go about three miles, and there will be a fork in the road. Go right, following Route 100 Spur. About a mile you will enter the State park, and there, you will find signs directing you to the campground. We camped at Cape Disappointment State Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $24.00
Spectacular! Incredible historical location. Great biking and hiking trails. Access to the ocean. Tide pools and light houses. Fantastic interpretive center. Private sites 20' or so between, but a lot of trees separating sites. Relatively level. Easy in easy out for bigger rigs. Arrived after office had closed, but Washington State had a phone to call for a site. I picked up the receiver and automatically the phone connected to a real person who signed us up. Would definitely would stay here again. We camped at Cape Disappointment State Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $28.00
Absolutely awesome location!. Really nice if you like the sound of the ocean. Space was easy to back into and had adequate pavement for parking and walking around our motorhome. 50 amp service was excellent as well. The road into the campground is a bit long and very twisty, but overhead trees and branches were pruned sufficiently, just use care driving in. One note - a toad is really handy as RV's are prohibited on the access roads to the lighthouses, trail heads, etc. Would have rated it a bit higher only because for some reason (safety?) the loop closest to the beach was closed off this year (we stayed in it 2 winters ago). We camped at Cape Disappointment State Park in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 292
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 49
Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $32.00
The rate reflects a three night stay with the reservation fee and the out-of-state fee that Washington State Parks charge.We had a full hookup site, which was nice. We were also lucky that we got a site that was open enough for satellite. The sites are not completely private, but OK privacy. When we were there the weather was quite bad so we did not get to enjoy all of the activities that we would have liked. Our Verizon cell phone did not work there, nor did our Verizon data card. We enjoyed the park and will definitely return when in the area. We camped at Cape Disappointment State Park in a Motorhome.
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Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Long Beach, WASeaTeacher • March 2015
Book early, this is a popular place. Also, know that on the second weekend in September, there is a huge classic car rally in the area that fills every park and makes for crazy traffic.Bruce Wray • October 2015
Visit the Lewis & Clark museum in the park.Thedogsma • May 2016
Shop for groceries and fuel in a IlWaco or Long Beach, it's cheaper. The pizza at the store outside the gate is pricey, but awesome.The Bagner Bunch • July 2016
Great hikes in the park and a terrific Lewis & Clark Center near one of the 2 lighthouses. It was freezing in late July - windy & gray - so dress accordingly.gtogrl • July 2016
It's quite a long, windy drive into the park, so provision before you go. Once there, you won't want to leave anyway!sail2blue • August 2016
If you get tired of the Cape Dissapointment beach, and like good beer, North Jetty Brewery has some really good brews. The "Lights Out" IPA is outstanding. Visit the local market in Illwaco on Saturday. Go to Long Beach and take a long drive on the long beach :-). Beautiful area, lots to do. Two light houses in the park. The Lewis & Clark center was interesting, but in our opinion was not worth the admission price.Jerry and Betsy • September 2016
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