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Ainsworth State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 03/23/20
COVID-19 Alert: All state parks will close March 23 until further notice. The closure includes all state parks, including all overnight campgrounds, trails, viewpoints, restrooms, and picnic areas and all other facilities. This is part of the statewide effort to reduce transmission of COVID-19.
Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.

Major Features & Activities

Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping
  • Reservable
  • Hiking Trails
  • Dump Station
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Restrooms Flush
  • Wildlife
  • Hiker Biker
  • Hot Shower

COVID-19 UPDATE: Park is CLOSED until further notice. We are preparing to resume limited day-use services soon. Please check back again.

Due to safety concerns caused by damage from the Eagle Creek Fire, the Gorge Trail 400 that connects Ainsworth and the forested area surrounding the campground is CLOSED.  Entering closed parks or trails may result in a citation, eviction, and/or exclusion from the park for up to a year.  Please ask park staff about hiking opportunities in the area.  If you have questions please feel free to call the campground ranger at (503) 793-9885.

To reserve a site or for more information please click green 'Reserve Online' link in the upper left or call (800) 452-5687 for reservations.

 

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.

Campground info

  • 40 full-hookup sites canopied in a laid-back, tree-filled setting
  • Six walk-in tent sites
  • Designated bike-in camp area
  • Flush toilets/showers
  • Firewood
  • Interpretive programs

Universal Access
One campsite is accessible to campers with disabilities