The best camping near Cape Disappointment State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Cape Disappointment State Park adventure.

The best camping near Cape Disappointment State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Cape Disappointment State Park adventure.

Camping near Cape Disappointment State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Cape Disappointment State Park adventure.

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Dwell Seaview

26 sites · RVs1 acre · Ilwaco, WA
Dwell Seaview is a relaxing vacation spot on the Long Beach Peninsula. Located right in the middle of Ilwaco, Long Beach, and Cape Disappointment. Dwell Seaview is the place for you to enjoy your next vacation. There are 20 full hookup sites with a majority of them being 50/30/20 amp services, water and sewer is at each site!
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Williams Park campground

27 sites · RVs, Tents56 acres · South Bend, WA
Open June to August 16th for Hip Camping. A private club only fishing destination August 17 thru September this campground is open to Hip Camp in 2023 for the 2nd year. I'm accepting only 10 campers per night. What a wonderful experience my campers have discovering my quiet, lovely landscape! I've enjoyed sharing this incredible property with some extraordinary travelers. If you like a camping area with green grass and ample space....book here Tenters and RV's with full or partial hookups are available. Exclusive river sites for tenting and traditional full hook- ups with water and sewer. The tidal water of the N. Nemah River allow for kyacking to Willapa Bay or just in River at high tide. Searun cutthroat fishing in summer and King Salmon starting August 1st. Located 25 minutes from Long Beach or Astoria there are fun places for day trips. The tiny town of Nemah has zero commerce only a few scattered farms and homes. Eagles and Elk grace the sky and the property for added visual fun. Georgous restrooms paneled in cedar with showers are available. I accept RV's of all sizes Laundry is free. Central campfire on the river available. individual campfires allowed when fire bans are lifted in select sites for safety and fire prevention.
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Beach Camp - Long Beach Peninsu

4 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Ocean Park, WA
Burn Ban in effect only gas/ propane fire pits allowed at this time A great piece of property that has been handed down in the family. We love camping here. Sites are …… as you drive in first to right in number 1, 2, 3 then 4 is last one to right after cell tower driveway. Site 1,3 and 4 have fire pits. Site 1,3 have campground style bbq New as of June, 2023 porta potty added. Porta potty has a combination lock. 35 25 07 DO NOT put garbage or transfer any waste to porta potty. Jacks Country store in Ocean Park, WA has garbage drop off for small fee depending on size. See in photos
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Pretty Beachin Camp

4 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Ocean Park, WA
Our beachin camp is located on the Longbeach, Washington Peninsula. It's a dry camp, for now. It's less than a half mile to the ocean. We have four sites available. Each site has a cute cinder block firepit. Its perfect for RV's or tent sites. As you turn onto the property you will be met with a gate. To identify the correct property you will see two small brick pillars at the entrance. Please be sure the keep the gate closed when not in use. Upon entering the gate, our campsites are located along the LEFT-hand side and are distinguishable by the 4 built-in block firepits. (Please note: the campsites along the right-hand side that are nearest to the cell tower are not operated by us.) Pack out what you pack in. All trash must be removed at check out. Jack's Country Store offers garbage drop off for a small fee. There is a small park with a restroom located a couple blocks away that is usually open for public use. Things to do/Places to visit: - Surfside Golf Course - Oysterville Sea Farms -Pacific Pines State Park -Leadbetter Point State Park -Downtown Longbeach -Cape Disappointment -Jack's Country Store If you need any ideas or recommendations while visiting, don't hesitate to ask!
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The Rock On The Columbia

1 site · RV1 acre · Chinook, WA
Welcome to our RV site nestled along the picturesque Columbia River! Awaken to the calls of sea lions, the melodies of birds, and the majestic sight of eagles soaring overhead. As the day unfolds, bask in the glory of stunning sunsets painting the sky behind the iconic Astoria-Megler Bridge. Situated just across the river from Astoria, our property offers the perfect blend of tranquility and accessibility. A quick five-minute drive will take you to Astoria, while the charming shores of Long Beach await just 15 minutes away. Immerse yourself in outdoor adventures with hiking trails, historical sites, and the Discovery Trail all within a 10 to 20-minute drive. Please note that our site provides electrical hookups only; there is no potable water or bathroom facilities available onsite. We kindly ask that you carry out any trash with you. While amenities such as picnic tables and fire pits are currently in the works and coming soon, rest assured that your stay promises to be a memorable one filled with natural beauty and riverside tranquility.
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Favorite Creek Campground

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Westport, OR
Come and explore this 100 acre wood. Play in small creeks and waterfalls. Walk the trails. Take in the view from top end of property. Watch elk deer and other wildlife. Enjoy your campfire roast Hotdogs, marshmallows and make some-mores. Camp is just 10 minutes from The small town of Clatskanie. There you can find just about anything you need. Jones beach/ Columbia river is only about a 10 minute drive, fishing and popular wind surfing spot. This property is a work in progress. We are still cleaning up from prior owners. We also have our sawmill operating on the property so you might see messes , junk, trash, ext… And you might hear working noises machine is running, etc. we try to be courteous about it but we ask that you understand that we do have to work.
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HolisticLifeFarm Clatskanie OR

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents17 acres · Clatskanie, OR
Welcome to Holistic Life Farm! We are a working homestead and delight in sharing our daily experience and offer visits with our sheep, cows and chickens. Holistic Life Farm offers a 1 dry tent site for up to 12 people, a quaint hideaway cabin, and a glamped out 16x20 canvas tent with a wood stove. We also offer 1 RV site in our parking area. Stop on your way to Astoria and the coast and make this your destination. Find us about 30 minutes off I-5 freeway across the Longview bridge or 45 minutes east of Astoria. Our farm sits about 5 miles off Highway 30 to the north. We can direct you to hiking and mountain biking trails in the area (Beaver Falls trailhead is 5 miles from our farm). There is a motor boat launch in the town of Clatskanie, with access to Columbia River. There is also a launch in the city park for kayaking. The Zen Monastery is just 5 miles away. Long Beach, WA is across the Columbia River via the Astoria Bridge. Lounging about the homestead works too.
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Rhett's Ranch

7 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Chinook, WA
Rhett's Ranch is more than just a piece of land—it's a living tribute to the memory of Rhett, a beloved son who left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew him. Nestled on 30 acres of fields surrounded by trees, Rhett's Ranch is a sanctuary for those seeking solace and connection with nature. At the heart of the ranch is a large open barn, a versatile space that serves as the focal point for gatherings and events. With three stalls and an indoor/outdoor concrete floor, the barn offers shelter and flexibility for a variety of activities, rain or shine. Rhett's Ranch is just 5 minutes to the Port of Ilwaco where you can reserve local Charter boat to go out fishing or crabbing. There are many hikes available as well as North Head and Cape Disappointment Lighthouses to enjoy and Waikiki beach with weekly live music. Saturday Market in Ilwaco is May through September. Long Beach is just a 10 minute drive where visitors can check out the beach, fly kites, enjoy many eateries and shop the Friday Market and local shops! Fun towns also nearby are Astoria, OR, just a 15 minute drive south and Oysterville and Ocean Park are a quick 25 minute drive North! The Rodeo Grounds are located on Sandridge Road in Long Beach. The 2024 Long Beach Rodeo is July 27th and 28th, 2024. Limited horse stalls are available to rent during this time. But Rhett's Ranch is more than just a venue—it's a place where memories are made and cherished. Animals are not typically at the property however, at special events or extended stays (4+ nights) visitors can encounter a menagerie of animals, from mini ponies and donkeys to goats, pigs, and cows. These furry friends serve as a reminder of Rhett's love for all creatures great and small, and they provide endless joy and companionship to those who visit the ranch. For those seeking privacy and tranquility, individual "bump outs" offer secluded spaces for camping and reflection. Tire climbing structures provide entertainment for the young and young at heart, while community horseshoe pits and cornhole boards offer opportunities for friendly competition and camaraderie. Above all, Rhett's Ranch is a place of peace and healing, where the beauty of the natural world serves as a balm for the soul. Whether you're seeking solace, connection, or simply a moment of quiet contemplation, you'll find it at Rhett's Ranch—a place where the spirit of a beloved son lives on in every blade of grass, every rustling leaf, and every joyful laugh.
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Abby's Place

1 site · RV1 acre · Long Beach, WA
Private RV space right downtown Long Beach, WA, just blocks from the Ocean entrance. Spot is roughly 20' X 60' with power, water and septic. There is a covered patio with a picnic table and BBQ for use while you stay. Also, a fire pit in the yard (bring your own wood). Water hookup for your RV is under the patio and there is a 50ft hose there for use if you need it.
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Legacy Farm

1 site · RV15 acres · Naselle, WA
Welcome to Legacy Farm, a family-friendly getaway with a historic family barn. Our property is hidden in a lush greenery, offering you a quiet and relaxing stay. You can park your rig in our large gravel roundabout, which can accommodate most sizes. (Please reach out to us before booking if you have any questions or special requests) If you are looking for some adventure, you can explore our 15 acres of land, which include hay fields and river access. You can hike down to the water and enjoy fishing, canoeing, or swimming in the summer. You might also spot some wildlife along the way, such as deer, elk, or birds. We have horses on the property, but please do not feed them or disturb them. Our location is ideal for hunters and fishermen, as we are close to many hunting areas and fishing spots. You can also visit the nearby attractions, such as Astoria OR, Long Beach, and Seaside, which are all within 40 minutes drive. There you can find museums, shops, restaurants, and more. We are excited to share our beautiful farm with you and hope you have a memorable stay."
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Unique Bay Front Camping

5 sites · RVs6 acres · Aberdeen, WA
PLEASE NO FIREWORKS ON SITE OR SURROUNDING AREA. We bought this land in 2017, there were 7 derelict mobile homes on the property. We cleaned up the area and remodeled the house next door and put in the 5 RV sites. We hope you enjoy this property as much as we do, it is a one-of-a-kind beautiful, quiet place. All of our sites have full hook-ups (water, sewer, and power). The sites are just a couple feet from the bay with access to miles of beach hiking. You can walk to Bottle Beach State Park which is approximately 1 mile north or hike about a mile south to Elk River. Enjoy unobstructed views of Westport and the freight ships coming into the harbor. Enjoy a peaceful beach with amazing sunsets. Whether you are surfing for the weekend or tuna-fishing, this is your go to spot - you will not be disappointed. Westport is 7 miles by car and the Westport Winery is only 5 miles. There is two nearby boat launches - one off of Elk River just 2 miles away and the other off of Johns River launch just 6 miles away. We are located in the middle of an outdoor paradise and want others to enjoy all it has to offer. ***If you have questions about how to add sites to your reservation or change dates, please reach out to HipCamp support. They will be able to better assist you.***
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Drift Away Beach Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Ocean Park, WA
Park your camper or pitch a tent then Drift Away on this peaceful property. Surrounding trees and natural coastal flora offer semi privacy and a woodsy feel. Only 15 minute walk or 2 minute drive to town and beach access! Stop in at Docs for a drink, Okies for Groceries, Eagles Fraternity for a good time and several other restaurants are close by. Go for a drive on the Long Beach peninsula. Only 15 minutes from the Famous town of Long Beach. Dig some Oysters at the Nahcotta Tidelands, catch a charter for some deep sea fishing or check out the local fish market at Oysterville Sea Farms! The oysters on a half shell and squid salad are to die for! We now offer POWER (50 amp, 30 amp, 120) and water for 3 sites. There is still plenty of room for tents as well! This space is great for a large group looking for a beachy good time or a small group seeking a private get away! Please be mindful of our neighbors and keep a quiet time of 10pm -8am PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO SEWER HOOKUPS! Please provide your own toileting accommodations.
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The best camping near Cape Disappointment State Park guide

Overview

About

It’s not called Cape Disappointment for nothing: this park features not one, but two lighthouses along what is arguably the most treacherous stretch of coastline in Washington. The first was built in 1856 to help vessels navigate the river bar where the Columbia runs into the Pacific Ocean, and is the oldest operating lighthouse in the Pacific Northwest. (The second was built in 1898 to provide even better visibility.) While it’s best to save any swimming for Lake O’Neil (the currents along portions of Cape Disappointment can be dangerous), the campsites and wide beaches are easily accessible and popular with amateur prospectors, who pan the sand for gold. 

Notable campgrounds

  1. Best for beach access: Loops A, B, and C are a short jaunt from the Pacific Ocean.
  2. Best for swimming: Loop D, strung along the shores of Lake O’Neil, gets the best sun exposure in the park.
  3. Best for families: Heated yurts feature bunk beds, a futon, and a large deck.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Reservations are available year-round for 137 standard campsites, 60 full-utility sites, 18 partial-utility sites, and five hiker-biker sites.  
  2. Fourteen yurts, three cabins, and three lighthouse keeper’s residences are available. 
  3. Sewer and water stay on throughout winter. 
  4. The best tenting sites, on the far western side of loops A, B, and C (closest to the ocean), are typically reserved far in advance.

When to go

From hiking old-growth forests to flying kites along the beach to boating in the freshwater lake or crabbing in the ocean, Cape Disappointment is the perfect place for a summer visit. And while the long, hot days are perfect for soaking up rays, winter’s dramatic waves and pounding surf are great draws for storm-chasers and amateur photographers. Head to Waikiki Beach on the park’s southeastern side for the best views—if you’re lucky, you might even spot migrating gray whales in winter or spring.

Know before you go

  1. Five installation pieces by architect Maya Lin (who designed the Vietnam Memorial) are scattered through the park, including a fish-cleaning table made from a single piece of basalt that tells the origin story of the native Chinook people. 
  2. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is open daily between April and October, from 10am to 5pm.
  3. The park’s seven trails range in length from a quarter-mile to nine miles.
  4. The park has eight bathrooms and 14 showers, four of which are ADA accessible.

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