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.
Love this place! The campgrounds are awesome and spacious! The bathrooms are close by, and always cleaned! Access to the beach is right there. There are a bunch of trails to go too! It's a perfect family spot :)
Cape D is our Favorite go-to camp. Perfect, pristine beach. Large, relatively private Campsites With close access to a bathroom. The nearby trails in the park are amazing, simply for the fact that the view is different, depending on the weather. Your kids can roam within this park, bring the longboard and bikes! Even in the rain, fog, and cruddy weather this park has it all. The summer music series is fun for random dancing. No critters that we've ever noticed. If we can ever afford to retire, this is where it will happen.
There is a lake with waterfront spots or pick a spot closer to the coast. There are tons of trails so bring your bikes!
The bathrooms and showers are brand new and exceptional. They are clean and well appointed with outlets, hooks and flush toilets.
Right before the entrance to the park there is a little mom and pop store, Cape D Cafe, that sells grocery items and home made pizza. They are super nice! Take a break from cooking and pop in for some pizza to go.
Awesome campgrounds! The campgrounds are always clean and well maintained. Close to the beaches. Awesome storm watching in fall/winter! Plan your visit in advance this place fills up fast!
I have camped here several years in a row now. And I love it! Even with the 3 to 4 hour drive to get to the coast the views and the smell of the ocean make up for it. As a child we would easily ride our bikes all over the campground, back when it was called Fort Canby. As an adult I love waking up early to go for long beach walk. The roar of the ocean is great to fall asleep to. The sites are great for tent camping. On one trip we took in a bluegrass concert at the Amphitheater. The trails for hiking to see the old Fort sites are pretty amazing. The lighthouses are a great back drop when the ocean waters are turbulent.
I much prefer the Oregon Coast to the Washington Coast for dramatic views, but this site has great accessibility to the beach and is often much less crowded. There's great beach-combing and you can walk out on a spit of land that you don't find elsewhere.
This campground is all about location. The sites are not huge or fancy, but the view and the hiking make up for any complaints. We will definitely explore more of the Washington Coast after being here!
Not a lot of privacy, but the location makes up for it. Make sure to check out the lighthouses and spend some time at Waikiki Beach - a strange freshwater (it's still the Columbia River) beach with huge ocean waves and a lot of cool driftwood.
This is our go to off season campground. The yurts are awesome for winter trips like thanksgiving and the camp spots are big and have pretty good privacy. Walk to the beach, lots of trails for hiking, good biking and kite flying. Head into long beach for seaside town fun and you can drive on the beach there too. Two lighthouses, a great visitor center, and fresh seafood from illwaco. The park gets pretty crowded in the summer which is why we go off season. Awesome campground