Located along the Columbia River is the Historic Fort Columbia State Park. It is one of the most intact coastal military defense site in the United States, and is designated as a National Historic Landmark. Construction started in the late 1800’s and it was remodeled and used during World War II. The 617 acre park may be smaller than some of the other Washington forts but is full of history. Twelve buildings and four coastal defense batteries are still intact at the park. During the summer months, you can walk through the Fort Columbia Interpretive Center.
We stayed in the Scarborough House which originally was the hospital for the fort. It was a large and very roomy house. The views of the Columbia River are beautiful all over the park.