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Fort Columbia State Park

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Along with forts Canby and Stevens, Fort Columbia constituted the harbor defense of the Columbia River through three wars (the Spanish-American, World War I, and World War II) from 1896 to 1947, when it was declared surplus by the U.S. Government.

The area was the home of the Chinook Indians and their famed Chief Comcomly, and explored by Robert Gray and the Lewis and Clark expedition.

The park features picnicking, hiking and a visitor center, as well as observation of the historic fortification.

Location: PO Box 236, Chinook Washington 98614 Telephone 360-777-8221

Other Washington State Parks nearby:
(Chinook) Fort Columbia State Park
() Leadbetter Point State Park
(Ocean Park) Loomis Lake State Park
(Chehalis) Rainbow Falls State Park


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