AAA Editor Notes
Fort Columbia Historical State Park is 1.7 mi. e. on US 101. Part of Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, this site is one of three military posts established at the mouth of the Columbia River during the Spanish-American War. The 593-acre area encompasses 12 old structures, including bunkers, lookouts, searchlight stations, 8-inch gun batteries and a commanding officer's house furnished with period antiques.
An interpretive center features historical displays. A half-mile stroll passes some of the fort's most interesting historic installations, and there is a hiking trail at Scarboro Hill.
Note: The commanding officer's house is closed indefinitely; phone ahead to confirm status.
Picnicking is permitted.