Long Beach Washington State Parks

You will not want to miss our amazing state parks.

Famed as the final refuge of explorers Lewis and Clark during their exploration of the new world, Pacific County, WA, is dotted with numerous monuments, historic state parks, and intriguing points of interest. As you emerge from the tunnel preceding Chinook, you'll traverse beneath the most well-preserved coastal defense site in the US—open for public visits, the Fort Columbia State Park. Don't miss the chance to explore Cape Disappointment State Park, home to two particularly picturesque lighthouses. At the northernmost tip, the untouched beauty of Leadbetter Point awaits. Spend a day indulging in the local flavors and unique finds at our recommended restaurants and boutiques! (Updated June'23)

Interpretive Center Cape Disappointment State Park Ilwaco Washington

Cape Disappointment State Park


Located west of Ilwaco


Cape Disappointment State Park boasts sandy shores, two operational lighthouses, a historical military fort, and trails winding through coastal forestland. It offers stunning views ranging from panoramic ocean overlooks to serene vistas of Baker Bay. The park is home to an old-growth forest, lakes, both freshwater and saltwater marshes, streams, ocean tidelands, and a diverse array of wildlife. A world of enjoyment for the entire family awaits at Cape Disappointment. Indulge in a picnic, try your hand at fishing, embark on a hike, dig for clams, engage in crabbing, and much more!

Fort Columbia Entrance

Fort Columbia State Park


Located between the Astoria/Megler

bridge and Chinook Washington


Fort Columbia State Park is perfect for military and maritime history buffs. This park is the most intact coastal defense site in the U.S. Those with adventurous minds can almost see soldiers waiting for an enemy attack that never arrived. During the Cold War, Battery 246 was built as an operations center for the governor and other high-ranking state officials in the event of nuclear war. Visit Fort Columbia State Park, see the historic military site, go for a hike on the trails, and explore the secluded beaches with your family!

Leadbetter Point State Park in Oysterville Washington

Leadbetter Point State Park


Located North of Oysterville Rd,

on Stackpole rd. Follow to the End.


Leadbetter Point State Park is located on the northern tip of the Long Beach Peninsula. The 1,732 acres stretches from beach to bay and overlaps with the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. This is a unique area protecting both birds and wildlife. Hiking, birdwatching, fishing, and clamming at the park and an excellent place for the family to plan a day of adventure in nature. During certain times of the year the trails flood with water, so you'll want to plan ahead.

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center photo rights belong to WDFW

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center


Located inside Cape

Disappointment State park


The last view that awaited Meriwether Lewis and William Clark as the US Crop of Volunteers completed their quest to find the mighty Pacific Ocean. Atop the cliff where they once stood now stands the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. An excellent museum and monument. Five dollars for adults, two dollars and fifty cents for ages seven to seventeen, and kids six and under are free. You can see the Lewis and Clark interpretive Centers on both our Top things to do in Long Beach WA and Museums pages here.

Pacific Pines State Park. Photo Provided by the WDFW

Pacific Pines State Park


West on 274th

in Ocean Park


Grab a blanket and some grub from our Top Restaurants takeout menus and have a picnic at Pacific Pines State Park. You can also find some well-maintained picnic tables available for use. Pacific Ponderosa pine trees cover the area forming a perfect path to the beach to enjoy crabbing, clamming, and beachcombing. Pacific Pines State Park can be found off 274th off of Vernon ave in Ocean Park, an excellent location for a day trip from our Ocean Park Vacation Rentals. Open six months out of the year. 

Loomis Lake State Park boat Launch and Dock. Photo provided by the WFDW

Loomis State Park


Located at

Pacific and 182nd


Loomis Lake State Park is located near the 170th block of Pacific ave as you travel between Ocean Park and Long Beach. An excellent spot if you're looking for things to do in Long Beach, WA, and you love the outdoors. Fishing might be right up your alley. So grab some gear and a license at Jack's Country Store or Pioneer Market in Long Beach and take to the water. You can find a variety of freshwater fish, from the Rainbow Trout to the Largemouth Bass and Pacific Sun Perch.