Cape Disappointment State Park (formerly Fort Canby)

Opening hours
Summer Hours 6:30am till dusk
Winter Hours 6:30am till dusk
Methods of Payment


8 miles of hiking trails Water Activities & Features
135 feet of dock Boating Boat ramp Clamming Crabbing Freshwater fishing Saltwater fishing Other Activities & Features
Amphitheater Beach exploration Bird watching Summer concert series  

Museum   Interpretive Opportunities
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center (LCIC), perched on a 200-foot-high cliff, tells the story of Lewis and Clark and their journey from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and Clark Intrepretive Center

The park also features interpretive trails and the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. 
Other interpretive opportunities, such as the Fort Columbia Interpretive Center and the Fort Columbia Commanding Officer's House Museum, are also in the vicinity.

LCIC Hours
April 1 - Oct. 31, open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 1 - March 31, open Wednesdays through Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Admission prices for the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center are:
Ages 18 and older: $5.00 Ages 7 to 17: $2.50 Ages 6 and younger are free


The North Head Lighthouse is open to visitors 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from May to Sept. 30. Tour admission is $2.50 per adult and free for ages 7 to 17. Children under the age of seven are not permitted. Appropriate footwear is required, no flip flops or shoes without heel straps. Federal and state passes are not accepted for admission. Call the center at (360) 642-3029 for more information. 


Additional Information

The parking lots at the North Head, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Beards Hollow will not accommodate RV parking. Swimming in the ocean on the Long Beach Peninsula is not advised. Significant nearby natural areas include Willapa Bay, Leadbetter Point and Beard's Hollow. A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.


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