The Gateway to the newest Lewis & Clark National Park, located on the southern tip of the peninsula and the Discovery Trail. A historic fishing village with a core of specialized shops, restaurants, bowling lanes, lodging, RV parks, state of the art hospital, a working port and the Yellow Bluffs as noted in Clark’s Journals. Ilwaco boasts world class Charter and Sports Fishing for salmon, sturgeon, halibut, sea bass and lingcod. The Ilwaco Heritage Museum is an official recognized site on the Lewis & Clark Trail. Cape Disappointment State Park, a unit of the new Lewis & Clark National Historical Park, features old growth forest trails, shoreline paths and two historic lighthouses. One path follows the route taken by Captain Clark in November 1805 as he explored Cape Disappointment on the peninsula. The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center focuses on the Corps of Discovery’s local explorations and houses a unique Book and Gift store which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River. Columbia River Guided Tours of historical sites available at the Port of Ilwaco.

Visitor Information

Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau
Visit: 3914 N Pacific Hwy (Hwy 101 @ Hwy 103) Seaview, WA 98644
Mail: PO Box 562 Long Beach, WA 98631
Call: (360) 642-2400 or toll free (800) 451-2542
Fax: (360) 642-3900


Lewis & Clark River Tours

Port of Ilwaco
World class fishing through the Charter Offices. An 800-slip marina ranging from 20 to 50 feet plus, 50-ton marine travel lift, boat work yard, boat ramp, airport and waterfront promenade.
Businesses include, charter fishing, RV park, motels, restaurants, art galleries, bookstore, gift shops, real estate office, fresh seafood market, beauty salon, photography studio, custom canneries, marine supplies, bait dock, fuel dock,
Saturday Market Vendors (May through October). Watch our web cam! Telephone: (360) 642-3143

The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
The Museum is a major cultural resource institution of southwest Washington. It is listed as an official site on the Lewis & Clark Historic Trail emphasized by a large new exhibit. Exhibits cover historical developments of the Columbia Pacific region. Beginning in 2005, enjoy special Lewis & Clark exhibits, including “Don’t Bother Me With The Facts: Uses and Abuses of the Lewis & Clark Theme in Popular Culture”.
115 SE Lake Street, Ilwaco, Washington (360) 642-3446,
Open 10:00 4:00 Mon.-Sat., 12:00 – 4:00 Sun.

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
At Cape Disappointment State Park, a unit of Lewis & Clark National & State Historical Parks
Completely renovated exhibits with interactive elements. Review the entire Expedition focusing on the Corps’ arrival at the ocean. Hike in their footsteps on eight miles of trails and visit Captain Clark’s Oceanside campsite. Camping and Lighthouse tours available.
(360) 642-3029

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center Gift Shop
By the Friends of Columbia River Gateway
Spectacular views and a unique selection of books and gifts. A wide variety of specialty & commemorative items related to Lewis & Clark, the Chinook Indians, Lighthouses and the Pacific Northwest. Best selection of books, authentic and sponsored commemorative merchandise on the Washington Coast. Preview online:
(360) 642-4144

Special Lodging

Historic Vacation rentals. Enjoy recently remodeled accommodations in beautiful locations. Spend the night in a lighthouse keepers residence on North Head At Cape Disappointment. Reserve a house with a view At Fort Columbia. Historic, classy, comfortable and memorable.
(360) 642-3663

More Lodging options on the Peninsula, including motels, cottages, vacation rentals, and B&Bs.
Of course, we’d love for you to stay in our RV Park!