Ainsworth State Park

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Ainsworth State Park

Oregon

(503) 695-2301

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Overview

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. At the campground, you'll find 45 peaceful full-service campsites canopied in a laid-back, tree-filled setting. There are also four walk-in tent sites for a more primitive camping experience. This is a classic campground ... the smell of a campfire is your constant companion. Flush toilets, showers, a camp host, firewood and an amphitheater with interpretive programs are all here. Top it off with a roaring creek at the east end of the park, and you have all the makings for a great camping trip.

Map of Ainsworth (OR)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.596915, -122.048547

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Activities

  • Camping

    At the campground, you'll find 45 peaceful full-service campsites canopied in a laid-back, tree-filled setting. There are also four walk-in tent sites for a more primitive camping experience. This is a classic campground ... the smell of a campfire is your constant companion. Flush toilets, showers, a camp host, firewood and an amphitheater with interpretive programs are all here. Top it off with a roaring creek at the east end of the park, and you have all the makings for a great camping trip. Campsites are first come, first-served. 45 full hookup (maximum site 60 feet).

  • Hiking

    Hiking is definitely something you'll want to do while camping at Ainsworth State Park. 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.

  • Historic Sites

    Explore historical trails at Ainsworth State Park. In addition, the park is home to many historic Columbia River Waterfalls. See the waterfall and park map for trail information.

  • Picnicking

    Ainsworth State Park is an ideal spot for a picnic with its plentiful high roaring waterfalls and campground facilities.

  • RVing

    Campsites are first-come, first-served. 45 full hookup (maximum site 60 feet).

  • Water Sports

    Swim at the base of waterfalls at this picturesque state park.

Seasonality/Weather

Open mid March through October. Call 800-551-6949 for exact open and closure dates.

Directions

Driving

Historic Columbia River Highway, 17 miles E of Troutdale at Exit 35 off I 84.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(503) 695-2301

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