Ilwaco (ill-wah-co) has been a fishing port for thousands of years, first as a Native American village and later as an American settlement. A 3-mile scenic loop winds past Cape Disappointment State Park (formerly Fort Canby State Park) to North Head Lighthouse and through the town. The colorful harbor is a great place for watching gulls and boats. Lewis and Clark camped here before moving their winter base to the Oregon coast at Fort Clatsop.
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More