Mount Rainier National Park has three main campgrounds with over 450 campsites. The campgrounds are located in the southwest, southeast, and northeast corners of the park near the most popular hiking areas. Backcountry camping is also an option, by permit only. Visit the official Mount Rainier National Park camping page for more information.
Campgrounds in Mount Rainier National Park
Courgar Rock Campground | 173 sites (plus 5 group) | open May to October | reservations accepted | $12 – $15 per night | potable water, picnic tables, fire grates, dump station, and flush toilets | elevation 3,180 feet
Mowich Lake Campground | 10 primitive walk-in tent sites | open July to October | first-come first-serve | free | no potable water, no fires, vault toilets | elevation 4,929 feet
Ohanapecosh Campground | 188 sites (plus 2 group) | open May to October | reservations accepted | $12 – $15 per night | potable water, picnic tables, fire grates, dump station, and flush toilets | elevation 1,900 feet
White River Campground | 112 sites | open June to September | reservations accepted | $12 per night | potable water, picnic tables, fire grates, and flush toilets | elevation 4,400 feet
Mount Rainier from White River Campground
What do I do if the national park campgrounds are full? Mount Rainier National Park is surrounded by the Wenatchee National Forest. There are numerous smaller campgrounds throughout the national forest like Windy Point (photos below), a 15-site riverfront campground east of Mount Rainier. Many of the national forest campgrounds accept reservations.
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Hikes in Mount Rainier National Park
|550||Mount Fremont Lookout Trail|
This out and back hike visits a fire lookout tower near the summit of Mount Fremont with incredible views over Mount Rainier and the surrounding mountains.
|600||Naches Peak Loop Trail|
This colorful loop crosses fields of summer wildflowers, passes subalpine lakes, and offers great views of Mount Rainier.
This tremendously scenic loop on the slopes of Mount Rainier is consider the park's must-do hike.
|700||Silver Falls Loop Trail|
This loop travels through an old-growth forest to a waterfall on Ohanapecosh River in the southeast corner of the park.