Cape Disappointment State Park

Cape Disappointment is located on the very southwestern tip of Washington State, and is just north of the mouth of the Columbia River. It’s one of the foggiest places in the U.S., but luckily I visited the park on a clear sunny day.  This area was visited by early European explorers and the military used the land to protect the Columbia River from threats during the Civil War. The lighthouses were constructed to warn ships about the dangerous Columbia River bar.

This park has a lot to see, and many of the sights require some walking and exploring by foot. I visited the park on a busy holiday weekend, so I wasn’t able to see everything that I wanted to. I guess I’ll have to return. 🙂

I first stopped at the North Hood Lighthouse. Unfortunately, it is under construction but the views along the trail are gorgeous!




I also walked on the Bell’s View Trail. The trail is shaded and green, and oh so pretty!


And that’s all I was able to see on this quick stop in the park. I’ve heard that Waikiki Beach is a great place to visit.  The campground looks huge – it has over a hundred campsites!

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