The Ainsworth State Park Campground near Troutdale, Oregon, is scenic and conveniently located along Highway 84. It's less than 20 minutes from some of the best waterfall hikes in Oregon!
This medium-sized campground is popular with visitors to the Columbia River Gorge. It's best for RV campers with more than 40 full hookups and its proximity to the highway.
Check out Traverse the Pacific Northwest's Ainsworth State Park Visitor's Guide for everything you need to know about visiting the park and nearby hikes!
Need to Know about Ainsworth State Park Campground
There are a few important facts about Ainsworth State Park Campground that visitors should know!
The campground is open from the middle of March until the end of October.
It is located along Highway 84 and can be noisy.
There are plenty of RV hook-ups and a few walk-in tent sites.
The campground does take reservations.
There is tent camping at Ainsworth State Park.
The tent pads are asphalt.
There is firewood for sale at Ainsworth State park.
All sites have 50 amp electricity.
There is good water pressure and hot water in the showers.
Facts about Ainsworth State Park Campground
Location: Columbia River Gorge, around 35 minutes from Portland, Oregon.
# of sites: 45
Campfires allowed? Yes
Pets allowed? Yes
RVs allowed? Yes
Open year-round? No
Walk-in campsites? Yes, there are around five campsites reserved for walk-in campers.
Price: $28 a night
Amenities at Ainsworth State Park
Here are the main amenities you have access to at Ainsworth State Park:
In addition to these basic amenities, you'll likely choose to visit Ainsworth State Park Campground because of its convenient location. Because it is located along Highway 84, while camping you'll also have access to:
Numerous waterfall hikes, like Horsetail Falls and Multnomah Falls.
Other hiking trails along the highway
The Columbia River
When to Visit Ainsworth State Park Campground
The best time to Ainsworth State Park Campground is summer and fall. The weather in the spring can be quite temperamental and may make your visit less than pleasant. In the summer, the high temperature rarely gets above the mid-80s.
Directions to Ainsworth State Park Campground
Use the map below to navigate to Ainsworth State Park Campground:
What to Do Near Ainsworth State Park Campground
Most visitors come to Ainsworth State park in order to explore the surrounding trails in the Columbia River Gorge. You might want to choose one, two, or more of the beautiful waterfall hikes in the area. For example:
The Latourell Falls Loop Trail
Distance from Ainsworth State Park: 10 minutes
The very popular Latourell Falls Loop Trail takes hikers up to the top of Latourell Falls and then back into the woods, where they can see the upper falls. The hike is family-friendly and is often quite busy.
Bridal Veil Falls
Distance from Ainsworth State Park: 16 minutes
The gorgeous Bridal Veil Falls trail near Ainsworth State Parkis an out-and-back trek of only 1.4 miles. It gains around 200 feet on the way and is considered family-friendly.
Campgrounds Near Multnomah Falls
If you're visiting Multnomah Falls or any of the waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, you'll have a variety of campsites to choose from. They include the Lost Lake Campground, Wyeth Campground, Kinnikinnick or Laurance Lake Campground, Whatsum Lake Campground, and Dougan Creek Campground.