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Winter Whale Watching Week- Washington Coast

December 28th, 2010

It’s Whale Watch Week on the Oregon and Washington Coast! The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is a great place for Whale Watching on the Washington Coast, offering fantastic views from 2oo feet  above the Pacific Ocean on the cliffs of Cape Disappointment State Park. Location is just off  HWY 101, four miles southwest of Ilwaco at the foot of the Long Beach Peninsula.

Each winter from late December through to the end of January, you can witness the Pacific Gray Whale migration as they pass the Peninsula after spending the summer feeding in the waters of the arctic. The whales are leaving their feeding areas off of Alaska and heading to their breeding and calving lagoons along the Baja Coast, south of California.

Trained volunteers from “Whale Watching Spoken Here” will be at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center 10 am and 1 pm daily through January 1st.  When the surf is smooth, expect to see 10-25 whales per day. Bring binoculars  as most whales are spotted traveling 3-5 miles offshore.

The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is open year round. For specific seasonal operating hours & current admission rates, please call the park office at (360) 642-3029

  • Admission: $5 per adult and $2.50 per child ages 7 to 17 – ages 6 and under enter free
  • Location:  At Cape Disappointment State Park, two miles southwest of Ilwaco
  • Driving Directions:  Located off U.S. Highway 101, four miles southwest of Ilwaco at the foot of the Long Beach Peninsula

~ Thanks & have fun AT THE BEACH!

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