The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most beautiful, wild outdoor spots in the entire United States. Ainsworth State Park is a lush, vibrant green park wonderland right on the Columbia River and the Washington state border with so much to do. The Pacific Northwest is an outdoor lover's fantasy, with spectacular views and so much room to explore.
Ainsworth State Park offers views of the stunning St. Peter’s Dome, a basalt monolith towering over 2,000 feet above the Columbia River. Hikers will enjoy exploring the trails in and around the park, as the area is home to the highest concentration of high waterfalls in the world.
For overnight guests, the park offers 40 campsites with full hookups and plenty of tree-lined shade and privacy. There are also six walk-in sites and a bike-in camp area. Camping and day-use season runs from March through October. Reservations can be made in advance by calling the park’s office or through the park’s website. The campground provides flush toilets, showers, and firewood. Rates vary from $17 for a tent site to $26 for full hookups.
Dogs are permitted in most Oregon State Park campgrounds and trails, as long as they’re kept on a leash or under other physical control at all times. Always bring waste bags and plenty of water for yourself and your pet, and always pick up after yourself and your pet. Don’t bring aggressive dogs, females in heat, or dogs who may be a nuisance to other visitors. Be respectful of posted signs where dogs may not be permitted.
As a result of recent fires, all trails at Ainsworth State Park are currently closed, as is the historic highway westbound from the park. If you’re near Portland and looking for a highly scenic spot to explore or spend the weekend, look no further than Ainsworth State Park.