camping inside mt. rainier national park

Spend the night camping the in the scenic lowland forests of Mt. Rainier National Park. Although campsites are available on a first come, first served basis, you can reserve sites at the Cougar Rock and Ohanapecosh campgrounds by visiting

For White River Campground info, call (360) 569-2211 x6030.

Three campgrounds, Cougar Rock, Ohanapecosh and White River, are RV accessible while Mowich Lake offers tent-only camping.

For more information on these national park campsites, including regulations and group campsite details, visit:

Photos of Mt. Rainier

White River Campground

Whether you are a climber heading for the high alpine air, or a hiker with an eye to the variety of excellent trails in the surrounding area, this is your base camp. Stunning vistas and visitor amenities at Sunrise are just up the road.
© Janelle Walker

Ohanapecosh Campground

The largest campground in the park at a lower elevation offers warmer temps and sheltered location means the trees are taller and more robust, and the trails nearby provide ample opportunities for woodland recreation.
© Janelle Walker

Mowich Lake Campground

It is absolutely worth whatever effort it takes to get to Mowich Lake. This campground is one of the most scenic locations in a park that is filled with awesome vistas, and the crystal-clear water can be downright hypnotizing.
A hiker crosses the Nisqually on the bridge near Cougar Rock. - Paradise River Karen S

Cougar Rock Campground

The campground sits at a bend in the road just up from the Nisqually River and, although it is a large facility, its layout gives each site a sense of privacy that is difficult to find in other camping areas of its size.