Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
Cape Disappointment State Park
In November 1805, the Lewis & Clark Expedition reached the Pacific Ocean at the Columbia River. Today, atop a bluff overlooking the mouth of the river is the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment State Park. The Center provides a number of displays and exhibits, including some artifacts from the expedition itself. The park includes two miles of beaches, six miles of hiking trails, picnic areas and two lighthouses in addition to the Center and nearby Fort Canby battery.
Cape Disappointment State Park is one of a number of places in Oregon and Washington that comprise the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, a unit of the National Park Service.
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (W11A0245)
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (W11A0243)
These are some artifacts from the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
Fort Canby Civil War Lighthouse Battery (W11A0223)
The Fort Canby battery is located just behind the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.
You may also like these Cape Disappointment sights:
- Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco, Washington
- North Head Lighthouse, Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco, Washington
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Fort Columbia State Park, Chinook, Washington
- Oysterville Historic District, Oysterville, Washington