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Address: I-84 exit 35 in the Columbia Gorge, Portland, OR 97205
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+1 800-551-6949

Beautiful park great for rockclimbing.

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Centrally located to trails and waterfalls

This review is a bit long- but wanted to give good information on our experience at this campground. When we arrived- there was a park ranger right there to greet us and check us... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Sweet Home, Oregon
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1,669 reviews
545 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a real pretty park with a lot of options for walking and hiking and even sunbathing when the weather is real good.

Thank Alzor S
Kaysville, Utah
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We pulled into A1 after dark at 830PM thinking lucky us...we have a spot! Oops we saw the reserved sign after setting up but we were still lucky to find A8 open. Very level pad with full hookups for $28. You can slightly hear I-84's traffic to the north and only one freight train has come by one the single... More 

Thank Bob C
Sweet Home, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This review is a bit long- but wanted to give good information on our experience at this campground. When we arrived- there was a park ranger right there to greet us and check us in. She was very nice and it was quick & easy. I'm honestly not certain if they do that all the time though. This is a... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

If you want to avoid the busloads of crowds hiking up to the Falls, go very early in the morning. My friend and I were there on a Monday morning and by 11 AM, it was packed. It was uncomfortably packed. The hike up to the top of the falls is very steep and quite intense. it's also worth being... More 

Thank Ellie B
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We were supposed to camp here but were running late and it was raining so we stayed in Portland and drove over in the morning to visit Multnomah Falls. We drove through the campground which looked nice, we were sorry we didn't get to stay there. This is a great park, very pretty and the winding, historic Hwy 30 runs... More 

Thank Adventuredawgs
Keizer, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Ainsworth State Park is a nice campground and close to waterfalls, hiking trails, fishing, interesting cities to visit and cool bridges to cross and of course beautiful views of the Columbia Gorge. I am in my 40 foot Motorcoach and stayed in B-8. Yes it was tight driving through the two loops but I fit fine without scrapping the paint... More 

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Osprey, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We came up the gorge from Portland to view the local waterfalls which were spectacular! Hikers, this is paradise for you. We did have some confusion when we arrived and chose a spot that was marked reserved and hooked up. All sites were marked that way, it was late in the day (after dark), and we figured we were safe... More 

Thank Melissa B
Tulsa, OK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Glad to find this and to find a spot available! Full hookups for $24! There is a train very close but I love trains so it didn't bother me;) great location in the middle of everything wonderful! Take the scenic highway and stop everywhere!!! Lots of falls and hikes...several falls just off the road...you don't even have to get out... More 

Thank fishluvr
Scottsdale, Arizona
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239 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I was in the area just to see the waterfalls and a couple hikes. This park has campgrounds, day use area, and access to hiking trails.

Thank Travel_moore4
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The Hike up to the top of the falls is a fairly easy one. Lots of switchbacks and paved surface make for a nice hike.

Thank AnAmericanFamily

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