Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

Cape Disappointment State Park

Ilwaco, Washington

Hwy 100

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.


cape disappointment interpretive center

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (W11A0245)


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Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (W11A0243)
These are some artifacts from the Lewis & Clark Expedition.


fort canby battery

Fort Canby Civil War Lighthouse Battery (W11A0223)
The Fort Canby battery is located just behind the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.

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