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Ainsworth SP, OR

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 Ainsworth SP is located in the Columbia River Gorge 17 miles east of Troutdale. It's a small, older park, but quite pleasant. It's a bit noisy, for I-84 is not too far away and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks are also nearby. But a ranger told me it's quieter than other state parks in the gorge.

503-695-2301

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We arrived on a Thursday afternoon, after visiting several of the spectacular waterfalls just east of Ainsworth and found a number of empty sites to choose from. We selected A8.

Date of visit: May 2008

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All of the A sites are pull-throughs; here are sites A7 and A6.

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Here are sites A1 and A2 as one first enters the campground.

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Site B32 and B30 (r) and B29 (l).

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Sites B7 (r) and B8 and B9 (l).

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Sites A12 and A13.

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One of two modern, clean bathhouses - each has free hot showers.

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Just behind our site were some of the precipices that form the south wall of the gorge. The Columbia River Gorge is really a beautiful spot, but it has been impacted for the worse by the construction of I-84. Instead of a quiet spot to enjoy, one has to listen to the roar of traffic day and night.

Amenities

Dump station available

Rates: $16

43 sites with W/E(30A)/S

Coord: 45.595362 N, 122.051529 W

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Spectacular waterfalls

Hiking

 

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