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Fort Canby State Park

244 Robert Gray Dr SW, Ilwaco, WA 98624, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
+1 360-642-3078
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A wonderful smaller site to wander around and explore

A great fort to walk around and explore, the views around here are awesome. We spent just about an... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
Tom W
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West Vancouver, Canada
Welcome to the Edge of the Continent

With the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, President Jefferson sent exploring parties to chart these new... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
NorthwestParent
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Portland, Oregon
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244 Robert Gray Dr SW, Ilwaco, WA 98624, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
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"lewis and clark"
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"cape disappointment"
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"columbia river"
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

A great fort to walk around and explore, the views around here are awesome. We spent just about an hour just looking inside the various bits and pieces of open areas and old rooms. You are quite sheltered from the wind here, and there is...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

With the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, President Jefferson sent exploring parties to chart these new lands. Lewis and Clark led the most famous expedition, which ended here at the Pacific Ocean. In 1862, Cape Disappointment was armed with smoothbore cannons to protect the mouth of...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Yes time has had an affect on the building and gun emplacements, but it is great to see a place in history from Lewis and Clark Markers to the Artillery Emplacements from World War II worth the time to see and hike the trails and...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

I visited on a Sunday afternoon & all of the historical buildings (less than 10) were locked. The remnants of the artillery sites are dilapidated & offer no historic value to the visitor. It is a waste of time & gas to get here &...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

SO cool to walk thru some of where history was made. GREAT place to take kids to teach them some of what went on to protect our shores.

Thank T F
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

One of many coast artillery forts along the Washington that tell the story of the how our country handled national defense in the pre-World War II era. I would strongly recommend some on line research prior to visiting so you will understand what you are...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

It's a shame that this piece of our nation's history has been allowed to fall into such a state of disrepair. This fort has an 80+ year history of defending the Columbia River with specialized troops. Today it can be a dangerous place to visit...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We have a guest from Finland that we are showing the area and this gave her a small view of the past. The signs were great illustrations of how the fort worked. Perfect location near the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the Cape Disappointment...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. A nice walk around. Educational, was able to teach my kids and show them the various reasons why we have forts near the ocean.

Thank Kimberly T
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

This place is really cool, and would have been very neat to take our teenagers to visit after dark. Even without our kids with us it was very cool learning about the place and we got some nice pictures to show the kids

Thank Wesley M
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