“It’s an Ilwaco Thing”

Ilwaco was first settled by Henry Feister in 1851, and was named for Elwahko Jim, the son in law of Chief Comcomly.  But that doesn’t matter now. Today, Ilwaco is a comfortable place to live, work, play, fish…. The Port of Ilwaco is the site of most of the festivities that happen in Ilwaco.


Where to start… Black Lake Fishing Derby, Quilt Show, Blessing of the Fleet, Children’s Loyalty Day Parade, Saturday Market, Fireworks, Crab Pot Christmas Tree, the list goes on.  Lighthouses, Coast Guard Station, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center….

The town of Ilwaco is a hidden treasure. There is a pharmacy, salon, coffee shop, drive thru coffee, several antique stores, Post Office, market, library, hospital and clinic. The beautiful Marina is home to dining, galleries, charter offices, a book store and more. There’s too much to share on this page. Come and see for yourselves!

Watch a Video about Cape Disappointment State Park