Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Cape Disappointment State Park
The campground at Cape Disappointment is very popular so reserve early if you want a site. Our site was first come, first served, located in a grassy field, not main campground. The ground is hard packed so rolling around is fairly easy. The main campground is close to the ocean with trees and vegetation between the sites The sites have paved parking pads but we didn’t check out the accessible ones.
The park has two lighthouses, beach access, several short trails, and access to the paved Discovery Trail. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is within walking distance of the grassy campground.
The short trails and beaches are not accessible but good view points are located along North Jetty Road. The Lewis and Clark Center is accessible. A long ramp winds down past exhibits to the main floor where an elevator is located for the trip back up.
RVs are not permitted on the road to the Lewis and Clark Center or on the road to North Head Lighthouse. We walked/rolled along the very steep road to the Lewis and Clark Center. The handicapped parking lot is big enough for small RVs so it may be possible to get permission to drive to that lot. Small RVs will fit in the parking lot at Beards Hollow Overlook where there’s a connecting trail to the Discovery Trail. The connecting trail is not accessible so wheelchair users should park in one of the lots in Seaview or Long Beach. Park