Parks & Ports
City parks are present all throughout the Long Beach Peninsula and Pacific County with playground equipment for kids. There is even a skate park in Long Beach! Our County Parks are great for waterfront day use in Chinook or camping on a bluff overlooking the Willapa Bay at Bruceport. Hike an amazing beach to bay loop trail with outstanding birding and wildlife viewing opportunities at Leadbetter State Park.
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Ocean Park, WA 98640
Leadbetter Point State Park is a natural area open for day-use. The park features beach frontage on the Pacific Ocean and Willapa Bay. It borders the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge which has about five miles of ocean beach and several miles of bay beach. There are views of the Pacific Ocean to the west and...
Willapa National Wildlife Refuge
Uninhabited Long Island rests inside Willapa Bay. Part of the Willapa Wildlife Refuge, the five square mile island is home to old growth cedar, in fact, an ancient grove of red cedars some 1,000 years old. Access to the island is by private boat or kayak. The best time to visit this thick-timbered emerald-colored gem...
3888 State Route 101
Located on Willapa Bay, one of the most pristine estuaries in the United States and the second largest estuary on the Pacific coast, Home to many wildlife species, the refuge preserves several unique ecosystems, including diverse salt marshes, muddy tideflats, rain-drenched old growth forests, and dynamic coastal dunes and beaches. Freshwater marshes and grasslands are...
13 miles north of Ilwaco on US 101
Ilwaco, WA 98624
One of the first of its kind, this Refuge trail uses commissioned art pieces to teach refuge visitors about the wildlife and habitat found along this path. You’ll find an absence of the traditional educational sign here. Students from the University of Washington Public Arts Program designed, constructed, and installed the artwork for the trail...
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Bay Center, WA 98586
Bay Center is an unincorporated community located approximately 16 miles south of South Bend. Bounded by the Palix River and Willapa Bay, Bay Center is the geometric center of Willapa Bay and home to several commercial oyster-growing operations. In this community, commercial fishing and aquaculture dominates the marina. The Port facilities accommodate a thriving shell...
Ilwaco, WA 98624
Walk a flat sandy beach, climb to two lighthouses, explore bunkers of an old military fort, wander through coastal forests, and take in spectacular vistas, including breathtaking ocean views and two lighthouses. The park has old-growth forest, lakes, freshwater and saltwater marshes, streams, ocean tidelands, and lots of watchable wildlife. Have a picnic, go camping,...
Chinook, WA 98614
Day use, picnicking, beach access, hiking trails, interpretive facility and vacation rentals. From a variety of viewpoints along the trails on Scarborough Hill you can see breathtaking views of Astoria, Cape Disappointment, Baker’s Bay, and Fort Stevens. Fort Columbia State Park is located at Chinook Point National Historic Landmark. This area was home to the...
Ilwaco Airport and Port of Ilwaco, WA 98624
Look through views on and around the airport, or check around the marina from the Pavillion, watch activities at the Pier Float, or through the ever-popular Fish Cam, which is mounted atop Port offices.
743 Water St
Chinook, WA 98614
Commercial and charter fishing for salmon, tuna, black cod, halibut, sturgeon, and crab. Although commercial fishery is still important economically, the vast majority of boats berthed at the Port of Chinook’s marina are recreational boaters. The economy, fuel prices, and the size of salmon runs largely determine the level of activity the Port enjoys.
165 Howerton Way SE
You can view the Port of Ilwaco on their series of Port Web Cams. There’s much to do at the Port of Ilwaco! Charter Fishing for Crab, Sturgeon, Salmon, Albacore Tuna, Halibut, or Bottom Fish 800-slip Marina Live Bait Shopping Have a Picnic Gather at the Pavillion Take a Boat Tour Enjoy Art Galleries Events...
3311 275th St
Ocean Park, WA
Public Boat Launch Ramp. A Brow Hoist Boat Sling is available for lifting boats (30′ and under) into and out of Willapa Bay. 90 leased slips. Power and water are available, as well as a boat sewage pumpout station, the only one located on Willapa Bay. The Port of Peninsula boasts the only fully approved,...
1725 Ocean Avenue
Raymond, WA 98577
The mission of the Port of Willapa Harbor is to be an economic catalyst in Pacific County through the development and maintenance of economic and community infrastructure, and the enhancement of business and workforce opportunities. The primary Port industries have been traditional fish and wood processing industries. However, recent tenants have brought new light industries...
Located to the North of Willapa Bay, the Tokeland Marina offers both recreational and commercial moorage with over 1000 feet of floating dock. The Marina offers a boat launch ramp, a public fishing pier, and will see a major remodeling over the course of the following year.