Rainbow Falls State Park

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Rainbow Falls State Park
Map showing the location of Rainbow Falls State Park
Map showing the location of Rainbow Falls State Park
Location in the state of Washington
LocationLewis, Washington, United States
Coordinates46°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]
Area129 acres (52 ha)
Elevation331 ft (101 m)[1]
OperatorWashington State Parks and Recreation Commission
WebsiteRainbow Falls State Park

Rainbow Falls State Park is a public recreation area on the Chehalis River one mile east of the town of Dryad, Washington. The state park's 129 acres (52 ha) feature 3,900 feet (1,200 m) of shoreline, the waterfall for which the park is named, and some of the last standing old-growth trees in the Chehalis Valley.[2]


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 offers camping, hiking trails, fishing, and swimming.[2]


  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 September 19, 2018.
  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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