Ainsworth State Park - Columbia Land Trust
Learn about our work at Ainsworth State Park.


Nestled within the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, Ainsworth State Park was established in 1933 from a 40-acre land donation by John C. and Alice Ainsworth, and has since grown into a beautiful 180-acre state park. In 2005, Columbia Land Trust helped Oregon State Parks acquire 20 acres along the scenic Columbia River. This land had been previously owned by the Butcher family whose grandfather had emigrated from Switzerland and established their family farm in the Columbia Gorge at the base of mountains and waterfalls, a place that reminded him of his homeland.

Situated in the historic Columbia River Gorge, Ainsworth State Park is filled with breathtaking waterfalls and a variety of hiking trails. Columbia Land Trust is proud to have been a part of a project that secured a piece of nature for public access along the Columbia River in our beautiful state of Oregon.


From the Portland/Vancouver-metro area, head east on I-84 E/US-30 E for approximately 36 miles. Take exit 40 toward Bonneville Dam to then return back onto I-84 W/US-30 W. Take exit 37 toward Warrendale. Turn left onto NE Tumalt Rd and then left onto Enquist Rd. In one mile, turn right onto Historic Columbia River Hwy. Approximately 1/2 miles down the highway you will reach the entrance and parking lot on the left.