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Campgrounds of Mount Rainier

There are three main campgrounds in Mount Rainier National Park, all of good size. In the height of summer, they are all very popular, especially on weekends.

Cougar Rock Campground

  • Size & Cost: 173 sites, $20 per site
  • Open: June through September
  • Reservations: Reserve Online
  • Location: 8.7 miles from the Nisqually Entrance along Nisqually-Paradise Road.
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, dump station.
  • Demand: Very high. This campground is the closest one to Paradise and most of the more visited areas of the park. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Ohanapecosh Campground

  • Size & Cost: 188 sites, $20 per site
  • Open: June through September
  • Reservations: Reserve Online
  • Location: Located 1.2 miles inside the park on WA-123, between the boundary and Stevens Canyon Road.
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, dump station.
  • Demand: Very high. This is the closest campground to a park entrance. It is situated in a beautiful forested area, close to Silver Falls and other hiking trails. It is often full during July and August. Reservations are suggested.

White River Campground

  • Size & Cost: 112 sites, $20 per site
  • Open: July through early September
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: Located on a side road, 5.4 miles up the Sunrise Road off of WA-410.
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, dump station.
  • Demand: Very high. This campground is on the road to Sunrise, and is open for a very short summer season. It often fills during this time.

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