Fort Columbia State Park is a day-use park with 6,400 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Washington State side of the mouth of the Columbia River. The park is a site of primarily historical interest, commemorating a military site that constituted the harbor defense of the Columbia River from 1896 to 1947. In addition, the park offers five miles of hiking trail through mature forest.
Beginning June 12, Fort Columbia Interpretive Center Museum will be open seven days a week, continuing through Labor Day. The interpretive center offers to visitors the museum itself, hiking, wildlife viewing, picnicking and exploring historic areas of the park. Special events are scheduled for the months of July and August.
Original article in the Chinook Observer: Park Happenings: Fort Columbia opens with a bang!