Lewis County - Visit Rainier
Mount Rainier as seen from Skate Creek Road in Lewis County

Lewis County

Discover Lewis County in Washington State

With an abundance of outdoor recreation located halfway between Seattle and Portland, this part of the Mount Rainier region is a playground in all four seasons. Explore these three gateway communities. 

Ashford: Your Gateway to Rainier 

Nisqually entrance to Mount Rainier National ParkAshford is home to the Nisqually Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. Lodging includes over 30 cabins and vacation rentals. Summer recreation includes hiking, mountain biking, scenic drives, and the new rail cycle tours. Winter recreation includes: visiting the historic Longmire district, Narada Falls, and on weekends when weather permits, Paradise. Additional trails for snowshoeing and Nordic skiing include the Mount Tahoma Trails.



Mineral: For the Peace-Seekers and Nature-Lovers 

Mineral Lake Photo Courtesy Stormking Photography

Mineral, known as “The Gem of the Northwest,” originally began as a logging camp and mining town. Lodging includes campgrounds, vacation rentals, farm stays, and a historic bed and breakfast. Summer recreation includes fishing, hiking, and camping. 

Winter is a peacefully quiet season to visit. In spring and summer, the small town bustles with visitors camping and fishing. Mineral Lake is home to the 10-pound trout. Fishing season opens the last Saturday in April and runs through September 30th. 



Pack(wood)ed with Adventure

Kayaking on Packwood LakePackwood is located between Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and Mount St. Helens, near White Pass Resort. Packwood accommodations include a myriad of cabins, vacation rentals, a historic boutique hotel, campgrounds and lodges. Summer outdoor recreation includes: hiking, scenic drives, kayaking, mountain biking and fishing. Fall recreation includes hiking in early fall, foraging, scenic drives, and hunting. Winter recreation includes White Pass Ski Resort for skiing, cross-country skiing, and tubing.



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