Rainbow Falls State Park is a 139-acre camping park with 3,400 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Chehalis River. Situated in stands of old-growth forest, the park features a waterfall and a small fuchsia garden.Want to support Washington State Parks? Get involved by joining a friends' group. For more information, visit the Friends' Group web page.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
The park is open year round for camping and day use.
Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time, 1 p.m.
Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Winter Schedule for all Washington State Parks
Please note: Some bridges along the Willapa Hills Trail are closed until further notice due to extensive flooding damage in Dec. 2007. Please be aware that portions of the trail are inaccessible as a result of these closures.
Don't move firewood: Please protect the Pacific Northwest from invasive species by obtaining or purchasing your firewood at or near your camping destination (within 50 miles). Firewood can carry insects and diseases that threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by buying and burning your firewood locally. For more information, visit online at www.dontmovefirewood.org or the Washington Invasive Species Council website.
The Discover Pass now can be used on either of two vehicles!Annual pass: $30
One-day pass: $10
(Transaction and dealer fees may apply)
A Discover Pass is required for motor-vehicle access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Exemptions:
Your purchase of the Discover Pass supports recreation on state lands. However, the Discover Pass is not required if you are camping or renting overnight accommodations, for the duration of your stay at that state park. For additional exemptions and more information, please visit the Discover Pass website
The park has 45 tent spaces, one dump station, one restroom, two showers and eight hook-up sites. Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). Three of the sites are for hikers and cyclists (no vehicles), and three are for horse campers. All campsites are first come, first served.
The park has one group camp that accommodates 14 camping units and up to 60 people. Fees vary with size of the group. To reserve, call the park office at (360) 291-3767.
2013 camping fees:
Please note that the following general
fee information is not customized for each individual park, so not all
fees will apply to all
parks (for example, primitive campsite and dump station fees listed apply only to parks that have primitive campsites and dump stations).
May 15 – Sept. 15 (peak season)
Primitive campsite and water trail camping: $12
Standard campsite: $23 non-premium site, $26 premium site
Partial-utility campsite*: $30 non-premium site, $35 premium site
Full-utility campsite*: $32 non-premium site, $37 premium site
*Please note: Camping fees during the 2013 peak season are $28 for partial-utility sites and $29 for full-utility sites at Beacon Rock, Lewis & Clark and Schafer state parks. These parks are first come, first served.
Jan. 1 – May 14 and Sept. 16 – Dec. 31 (off-peak season)
Primitive campsite and water trail camping: $12
Standard campsite: $22 for non-premium and premium sites
Partial-utility campsite: $28 for non-premium and premium sites
Full-utility campsite: $29 for non-premium and premium sites
Maximum eight people per campsite.
Second vehicle: $10 per night is charged for a second vehicle unless it is towed by a recreational vehicle. Extra vehicles must be parked in designated campsite or extra vehicle parking spaces.
Dump stations (if available): Year-round dump station fees are $5 per use. If you are camping, this fee is included in your campsite fee.
More about park hours
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.
Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park from April 1 through Sept. 30; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.
Located 17 miles west of Chehalis, Wash., on the state's western side in Lewis County.
4008 State Highway 6
Chehalis, WA 98532
From I-5: Take exit 77, go west on state highway 6 about 17 miles. Turn right on Chandler road (will cross over a new bridge) go 0.3 miles and turn right on Leudinghaus road. Travel 0.8 miles on Leudinghaus road and turn right into the park. Upon entering the park, the campground area will be to your right and the group camp and day-use area will be to your left.
Rainbow Falls downloadable pdf map #1
List of all downloadable Washington State Park maps
Constructed in 1935 in the heart of old-growth forest, this wooded park is known for its rainbow-crowned waterfall, which gives the park its name. A garden displaying 40 varieties of fuchsia is a favorite with visitors.
The park, along with several log structures on the premises, was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935.
The park features a self-guided nature walk through old-growth forest.
|Available in the park ||Available in the area|
• Pay phone
|• Auto repair|
• Overnight Accommodations
• Pay phone
• Postal service
• White gas
|• 10 mi. Hiking Trails|
• 7 mi. Bike Trails
• 7 mi. Horse Trails
|• Fishing (freshwater)|
• Swimming (freshwater)
|• Bird Watching|
• 2 Horseshoe pits
• Interpretive Activities
• 1 Softball Field
• Wildlife Viewing
A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website.
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on ten designated free days in 2013.
The 2013 State Parks free days are as follows:
Jan. 21 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 30 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 and 28 – National Parks Week
June 1 – National Trails Day
June 8 and 9 – National Get Outdoors Day and Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4 – Peak season free day
Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 through 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
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Picnic and Day-use Facilities
The park provides one reservable kitchen shelter with water, electricity and 15 picnic tables, and another first come, first served kitchen shelter without water and electricity. There are 21 additional day-use picnic tables, available first come, first served. For reservations, call the park office at (360) 291-3767.
|Mammals||Birds||Fish & Sea Life|
• Deer or Elk
|• Crows or Ravens|
• Doves or Pigeons
|Physical Features|| ||Plant Life|| |
| ||• Cedar|
• Douglas Fir
• Nobel Fir
• Moss or Lichens
Park photo gallery