Cape Disappointment State Park

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June 30, 2014 2:00 PM

North Jetty Access restricted beginning October 2014

The public will not have access to the North Jetty at the Mouth of the Columbia River beginning in October 2014 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins the next phase of its major rehabilitation of the jetty system.
The project will stop erosion and stabilize and protect the root of the structure. It is the first step as the Corps begins critical repairs to the North Jetty, which is part of the larger major rehabilitation of the MCR jetty system.
Cape Disappointment visitors should expect construction-related traffic, road closures and some traffic delays. Jetty Road will be closed during the culvert replacement, and the west side of the east parking will be closed to accommodate construction staging. Access to Benson Beach from Jetty Road may be temporarily restricted during this time.
After the culvert work is complete, Jetty Road between the east parking lot and the northern gravel parking lot will be closed Monday through Friday with plans to open on weekends and holidays. Some additional closures may be necessary at times as the lagoon fill project continues into spring 2015. Park visitors can access Benson Beach during the road closure on foot from the east parking lot or the northern gravel parking lot.