This campsite was pretty close to Oneonta Gorge, Multnomah Falls, and Latourel Falls. It wasn't as well spaced as I would have liked, but overall it was a nice site with adequate facilities.
IF you're camping in the Gorge, you're probably going here. Its right off the road and loud (it didn't help that we had a super rude family walking through our campsite the entire time). Bathrooms and running water. I wish the gorge had a better place to camp. I'd go back, but only if I had to.
The campground at Ainsworth State park feels more like an RV parking lot than an exotic Columbia Gorge camping experience. The majority of the camground it rv hookups with just a few walk in tent sites. Yet, while the campground isn't impressive in itself, it is in an amazing location for exploring neighboring Eagle Creek and the rest of the gorge just steps away!
The parking for the tent sites is close to the walk in trail. There are only 6 tent sites and they can be reserved online so it is not easy to roll up to a free spot in hiking season.
The sites themselves are basic and offer much more privacy than your neighbors in the RV section of the park are getting. There is water near the tent site entrance. Toilets are a bit of a walk from the tent sites.
This site does take credit cards for campground registration.
It's not very secluded and fairly close to the freeway. It still puts you in the Gorge, though, and is preferable to Viento, which is the next one in the area! We were happy to stumble upon it.
I camped in the walk in sites which felt secluded despite being pretty close together. The campsite was well shaded and linked into an nice set of trails. The picnic table was great to cook on and the camp host was very helpful in suggesting hikes. Overall a good spot but a little noisy and probably cramped if you end up in a non-walk in site.
We had an awesome time here. The campground was really clean and you could tell that the staff took pride in their park. We stayed in one of the pull through RV spots, but the tent sites (tucked up in the trees with a common parking area) were adorable. The only negative to this campground is that it is next to the railroad tracks and there are a lot of trains that go by. But you seriously stop hearing them after a while and it shouldn't deter you from enjoying this gem of a State Park!
This campground is right off of 84 about 30 minutes from Portland. I liked the walk-in sites which have a bit more privacy than the A loop or B loop campgrounds. I especially liked C-6 was slightly up a hill from the other walk in sites. A loop seems like it is mainly for RVs and B loop is still a little cramped. They have nice bathrooms, showers, horseshoe and a place for seating where I imagine they give informal classes.