Fort Columbia State Park

Chinook, Washington

Hwy 401 east of Chinook

Built at the end of the 19th century to support the defense of the Columbia River, Fort Columbia was transferred to the state of Washington in 1950, which turned it into a day use state park. The park features a dozen historic buildings, three artillery batteries and two artillery guns as well as about five miles of hiking trails. The park has excellent views of the Columbia River and of Astoria, Oregon across the water.

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Historic Barracks at Fort Columbia (W11A0264)
The old barracks today house the park's interpretive center.

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More Historic Buildings (W11A0267)

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One of Two Artillery Batteries at Fort Columbia (W11A0271)

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View of Astoria, Oregon (W11A0275)

Nearby Sights

While you're in the area, check out these sights:

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