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Ainsworth State Park


Nestled in the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge, Ainsworth is equal parts waterfall wonderland, hiker's playground and camper's delight.Situated at the eastern end of Historic Highway 30, from Ainsworth to Crown Point to the west, you'll find the world's greatest concentration of high waterfalls (like Multnomah Falls).

By leaving the park on Nesmith Point trail, you'll end up with a splendid view of St. Peter's Dome, a majestic basalt monolith rising 2,000 feet above the mighty Columbia River. Hiking is definitely something you'll want to do while camping at Ainsworth State Park.

Ainsworth is located in close proximity to Interstate 84 for ease of access as well as close to a working rail line that runs through the entire Columbia River Gorge.


Becca R

Monday, June 4, 2018
Such a beautiful campground to stay in, just make sure you bring bug spray and some cintranella candles to get rid of mosquitoes! We stayed for the weekend and absolutely loved it! It's not to far from the city of Portland and is still open after the Eagle creek fire, YOU MUST HAVE RSVP IN ADVANCE THOUGH! there is currently no hiking in here but there are several other great places to go hiking close by. They do have friendly hosts, wood, very nice and clean bathrooms and showers!

Tim Czarkowski

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
You are better off asking a wet towel for information than calling the number listed. I called to ask if the trails were still open since the website said they were closed from the eagle creek fires... Since March. The human that answered the phone said they were still closed and I needed a reservation to get into the park. Strange comment since I didn't ask about camping, but I told her that there are walk up sites available and I had already talked to the reservation line. She put me on hold for 10 seconds then came back with a smart tone that yes there are walk up sites but I still need a reservation to access the park. I told her that was conflicting information and then she hung up on my face! Wow, great job! I won't be staying here for that reason.

Mark Stegemeyer

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Three stars is too low for this little emerald gem, but the trains and traffic detract. This is a splendid park with "woodsy" full service RV sites, camp sites for bicyclists (lock posts), and hike in camping. All are clean and well kept, fresh bedding and fire rings. Ubiquitous hosts and staff should make you feel safe leaving camp to hike the 100s of miles of trails (closed temporarily by a wildfire) that start or intersect here. Shower and restroom facilities are ample and clean, but industrial in design. Overall, delightful... except the traffic noise from nearby I-84 and the regular trains literally a stones throw to the north.

Abbys AsskMeNot

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Bugs in showers. Stuffy camp host couple. If you don't like train sounds don't stay here. Full hookups for RVs. Overall quiet park. We love the trains. Close to Portland but far enough away that traffic doesn't exist. Super close to Cascade locks.

Michael Cast

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Very quiet, peaceful! Many trails one that leads to horse shoe falls which has 3 falls in all well worth the hike/walk. It's beautiful. Make reservations is a must. You can stay three weeks then gone a week then come back. Reasonable prices. Tent camping rv hook ups travel trailers welcomed as well. Well maintained and always clean. You can buy wood there and they have recycling bins. Going back this year. Middle of summer hard to get a spot. Reserve a week or two b4 going or you may not get a spot.

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