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.
The state park cannot be further from its name with ample trails and beautiful beaches. We paid a total of $28 for a primative campsite. There is a little cafe and convenience store for last minute supplies. This campground sells out quickly. So you better move fast!
Well set up, everything easy to get to and with something for all. Great beach off the Pacific, a bit of a wild/windy/fresh air to it, and a fun community feel. We slept really well. One of the other circles/groupings had a campsite that was really loud, however, loud music, but ya gotta use your diplomacy skills out there sometimes to get your neighbors to quiet down. While popular, this is a beloved park at the end of a scenic drive, with lots of cool, out-of-the-way towns, good hikes and gorgeous water access nearby.
I was expecting large crowds and an unpleasant experience but didn’t get either when I visited. I went on Black Friday in November and the park was minimally crowded. I camped by the lake to stay protected from the howling wind coming in from the water. There are two different camping areas. By the lake or by the ocean. The ocean side is more expensive and you camp in circle loops. The lake side is cheaper but doesn’t have electric. Both sites have tables and fire rings. The bathrooms were nice enough, being built within the past 10 years and are standard flush toilets and concrete construction. There are two light houses to explore and a WW2 bunker in the park. I would return to explore more in the off-season. The sites are very very close together in my opinion so it wouldn’t be ideal for me when it is packed.
Short hike to the secluded beach spot
Third time this month stayed in yurt 61 and 71 both awesome super close to the beach. Then stayed at campsite 117 also super close to the beach no electric in that loop though.
Company campout weekend went wonderfully everybody brought something for the potluck lot of trails Great Beach wish we had more time, definitely going back
Cape Disappointment is an absolutely amazing state park and campground, the only downside is it is extremely busy. We've camped here a few times as a family and love the access to the beach and hikes to the lighthouse. We plan to give it a try again in the fall, hoping it won't be as busy.
Wow, what a beautiful place! Walk to the beach to find treasures and sit to relax and just watch the waves. Very peaceful, and my teens loved it!
We were lucky enough to sneak another trip into this location before the summer ended…. okay maybe it was tipping into fall but the weather was still nice!
This is one of the few locations that you can feel like you have an expansive beach to yourself.
We love it because it gives our dogs room to run and we love to hike and bike in the area.
Beautiful space, amazing views, beautiful beaches, fun hikes. But the camp sites are right on top of each other, and the beaches were so unbelievably windy we got sand everywhere. They were unbearable and we didn't stay on the beaches long at all, which was a serious bummer.