"Not at all disappointing" Cape Disappointment State Park by Segolily

So nice we visited a couple times

Cape Disappointment was named in 1788 by Captain John Meares who tried to sail into the Columbia River but was unable to because of the sand/ mud bar blocking the mouth. He was disappointed and I'm sure I would have been too.

The next time it was of note was in 1805 when Lewis and Clark arrived at the end of their quest for a water way across the continent. They were disappointed in that as well.

Well, now it could hardly be a disappointment to anyone. Hills to climb, beaches to comb, lighthouses to explore, subtropical forests, there is a little bit of everything here.

With the many things to do and see it would require at least a full day just to see everything. But certainly come back and relax and spend more time at the ocean beaches and forest trails.

  • Last visit to Cape Disappointment State Park: Sep 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    What an interesting page. No disappointment here for keen explorers of history. Been back to complete my tour your informative Tips.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    Great tips!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Funny how places get named, and like you said, it isn't disappointing! Surprised at the size of the home the Head lighthouse keeper had, and it looked very nice too!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    really nice page :O)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Nice new page on this beautiful park with its lighthouses and campgrounds! That lighthouse keeper's home really does sound like a unique place to stay, and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center looks very interesting.


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