Rainbow Falls State Park

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Rainbow Falls State Park
Washington State Park
Country United States
State Washington
County Lewis
Elevation 331 ft (101 m) [1]
Coordinates 46°37′43″N 123°13′52″W / 46.62861°N 123.23111°W / 46.62861; -123.23111Coordinates: 46°37′43″N 123°13′52″W / 46.62861°N 123.23111°W / 46.62861; -123.23111 [1]
Area 139 acres (56 ha)
Established 1935
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Rainbow Falls State Park

Rainbow Falls State Park is a 139-acre (56 ha) Washington state park located near the town of Dryad. The park features 3,900 feet (1,200 m) of shoreline on the Chehalis River, the waterfall for which the park is named, and some of the last standing old-growth trees in the Chehalis Valley.[2]

History[edit]

The Civilian Conservation Corps built the park and its log structures in 1935. In 2007, the park suffered severe flooding which destroyed bridges along the Willapa Hills Trail[2] as well as the park's main entrance.[3] Park-goers began using an alternate entrance to the park in May 2008.[4]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park's campground features 39 standard campsites, eight utility campsites, restrooms, showers, a group space that can fit approximately 60 people, and a dump station. The park has approximately 10 miles of hiking trails and seven miles of biking and horseback riding trails.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rainbow Falls State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c "Rainbow Falls State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Environmental Assessment for Rainbow Falls State Park Entrance Project, Lewis County, Washington". Federal Emergency Management Agency. April 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Rainbow Falls State Park back open today". The Chronicle (Centralia, Wash.). May 23, 2008. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 

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