COUGAR ROCK CAMPGROUND TO OPEN JUNE 13

DATE: 6/11/08


For Immediate Release
Contact: Donna Rahier, 360-569-2211, x2301

Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga advises that Cougar Rock Campground will open to the public at noon on Friday, June 13. This is two weeks later than the raditional Memorial Day weekend opening. A cold spring and late season snows has necessitated this delay.

Campers are advised that up to 3 feet of snow remains on the ground in areas of the campground and some campsites remain buried in snow. New snow was still falling in the area this week.

For additional information, check the park’s website at www.nps.gov /mora, or call 360-569-2211 for automated updates.

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