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Ainsworth State Park

Campground Description:  Ainsworth State Park is located 35 miles east of downtown Portland, just off of Interstate 84 (I-84) in the spectacular Columbia Gorge Scenic Area.  All camp sites at Ainsworth State Park are full hook-up sites and the park offers restrooms with flush toilets and hot showers.  Surrounding the State Park are miles and miles of hiking trails and scenic waterfalls.  In fact, 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 at 620 feet).  Of the 43 campsites at Ainsworth State Park, 24 are pull-through campsites.  Within a short drive are several additional state parks with day use facilities for fishing, wind surfing, hiking, biking and swimming.  Shopping and restaurants are  available in Cascade Locks, 10 miles to the East.  If you are a light sleeper, avoid the even numbered camping sites in the "B" loop as they are near very active railroad tracks.  During the summer Ainsworth State Park fills almost every evening.  Reservations are available and recommended.  Oregon State Law prohibits saving a camp site for another party.  Open March through October. Call 800-551-6949 for exact open and closure dates.

Number of Sites:  43 tent/RV sites and 6 walk-in tent camping sites

Electricity:  Yes

Water:  Yes

Sewer:  Yes

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes

Directions:  Interstate 84 Westbound from Hood River - Drive West on I-84 to exit 35.  Ainsworth State Park is .4 miles West of the interstate interchange on the South side of I-84.   Interstate 84 Eastbound from downtown Portland - Drive East on I-84 to exit 35.  Ainsworth State Park is .4 miles West of the interstate interchange on the South side of I-84.

Fishing:  On the Columbia River.  Some of the better choices include Crown Point State Park, Rooster Rock State Park, Lewis and Clark State Park (on the Sandy River), and Lasumann State Park.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Ainsworth State Park is dark enough, but for astronomy camping there are simply too many trees to see the sky.

Nearby Golfing: 

Hood River:
Hood River Golf & Country Club Hood River Golf & Country Club (one of the author's favorites)
Indian Creek Golf Course Indian Creek Golf Course
Gresham Golf Course Gresham Golf Course
Persimmon Country Club Persimmon Golf Course

Contact Information: 

Ainsworth State Park



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Sign at the entrance to Ainsworth State Park


Map of the camping sites at Ainsworth State Park


Pull-through camping site on the "A" loop at Ainsworth State Park


The camping sites on the "A" loop at Ainsworth State Park are longer than the back-in campsites on the "B" loop


The restroom facilities at Ainsworth State Park offer flush toilets and hot showers


Horseshoe pits at Ainsworth State Park


Typical back-in camping site at Ainsworth State Park


Typical pull-through camping site at Ainsworth State Park


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