Standard (tent/RV)
Cabins
Tent Cabin
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Yurts
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Cape Disappointment State Park

Cape Disappointment is a 2,023-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, fronted by the Pacific Ocean and looking into the mouth of the Columbia River. The park offers yurts, cabins and unique historic vacation homes to meet travelers' diverse lodging needs.

Cape Disappointment has 137 standard campsites, 50 full-hookup sites, 18 partial-hookup sites with water and electricity, five primitive hiker/biker campsites first come first served, 14 yurts, three cabins, one dump station, eight restrooms (two ADA) and 14 showers (four ADA). Maximum site length is 45 feet (limited availability). Camping is available year-round.

Check-in time is 2:30 p.m. Check-out time is 1 p.m.

Price
$20.00 - $85.00
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
No WiFi
Location
Cape Disappointment State Park is located in Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in Washington
Latitude
46.283 N
Longitude
-124.054 W
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Directions
244 Robert Gray Drive, Ilwaco, WA 98624
49 Reviews of Cape Disappointment State Park
Super cool spot!

Given we went here in a very off-season of December, we really enjoyed this campsite! There are camp spots that back right up to the ocean, as well as some in a more wooded area. We had our dogs with us so we chose a more secluded wooded area. Easy access to walk along the beach, there’s also a lighthouse that you can walk to and a hike up and around the Coast Guard station. Only 10 to 15 minutes from a cute little town with groceries and food as well. Highly recommend. Toilets are available but we’re closed when we visited.

Super cool spot!

Given we went here in a very off-season of December, we really enjoyed this campsite! There are camp spots that back right up to the ocean, as well as some in a more wooded area. We had our dogs with us so we chose a more secluded wooded area. Easy access to walk along the beach, there’s also a lighthouse that you can walk to and a hike up and around the Coast Guard station. Only 10 to 15 minutes from a cute little town with groceries and food as well. Highly recommend. Toilets are available but we’re closed when we visited.

Great beach sites

Greats sites by the beach, tons of trees and logs for the kids to play and explore on. Need to explore the lighthouse. We got rained out and had to hurry out.

Breathe taken

It’s very beautiful no matter what time you go !! We camp year around!!!

Lots of greenery next to the ocean!

Beautiful spot. Tons of sites, but they’ve done a great job of design so it doesn’t feel like there are SO many people around. The bathrooms are clean and plentiful — even with free showers! We stayed in the C loop and walked to the beach for evening walks. Definitely not an ocean you’d want to swim in, but fun place to hike around. Highly recommend!

Marine life

Ocean views, waves, fun time, fishing.

Wild and Free

This state park on the edge of Washington is absolutely beautiful and wild. It’s best to visit in the summer of course as the weather can be very unpredictable the rest of the year. The spaces are large and spread out (so are the bathrooms). Very green and lush!

Favorite winter spot

We returned to this park after 4 years of missing it. It’s even better than before!!! Winter camping here is so tranquil! The multiple free shower houses are so clean. Park host are constantly sweeping and blowing debris to keep this gem gleaming! The surf and driftwood and incredible! Plus the hiking was amazing! Got to experience Clarke’s view of the pacific and was also “rewarded with a handsome view”!!!

Right by the beach

We got a campsite right next to the beach. Nice treed sites. Interesting beach.

HUGE campground, but nice sites

One of the things I hate is hearing a ton of people around me while I’m camping. This campground is huge and very popular with families, but because of how close it is to the beach and a pretty constant wind you really don’t hear anybody around you. I was aware of kids running around, but never really heard them.

Our site was really big and lots of trees for hammocks & tents with a nice table and fire ring. The sites are really flat and clean with bathroom & showers located nearby.

This entire park is VERY pet friendly. Keep your furry friends on a leash and you can take them on any of the trails in the park. Keep in mind that the beach is VERY windy and my mutt was fine walking downwind, but when we turned around she was very unhappy being very low to the ground with sand blowing in her face.

There are lots of places to explore, a decomposing whale on the beach (stay upwind!), a nice lighthouse (under construction when I visited) and very close to Long Beach.