Ainsworth State Park

  General Advisory 07/22/19
All campfires, open flames and propane fire rings are prohibited in Ainsworth State Park, Memaloose State Park and Viento State Park. The ban applies to wood, charcoal, wood pellets and all other flame sources that cannot be extinguished immediately. Propane fire rings are prohibited too, including smaller propane rings that may fit inside or on top of or on existing campground fire rings. Recent high temperatures and strong winds in the Gorge have elevated the danger of accidental, human-caused wildfires. The fire ban is in effect until conditions improve.

Major Features & Activities

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

                                    Ainsworth is currently open for the 2019 camping season

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