Cougar Rock Campground, Mt. Rainier National Park, Ashford, Washington

Cougar Rock Campground, Mt. Rainier National Park, Ashford, Washington

Cougar Rock Campground, Mt. Rainier National Park, Ashford, Washington

Cougar Rock Campground, Mt. Rainier National Park, Ashford, Washington

Cougar Rock Campground, Mt. Rainier National Park, Ashford, Washington

Cougar Rock Campground, Mt. Rainier National Park, Ashford, Washington

Cougar Rock Campground, Mt. Rainier National Park, Ashford, Washington

Cougar Rock Campground, Mt. Rainier National Park, Ashford, Washington

Cougar Rock Campground, Mt. Rainier National Park, Ashford, Washington

Cougar Rock Campground, Mt. Rainier National Park, Ashford, Washington

Mt. Rainier National Park has is really a beautiful park in central Washington that offers several campgrounds to select from inside the boundaries from the park. We chose Cougar Rock for it is peek-a-boo views of Mt. Rainier, wooded sites and proximity towards the park’s free shuttle service and hiking trails. At just over 3, 000 feet in elevation, the campground offers over 180 sites for RVs as much as 35 feet.

Cougar Rock Campground, Mt. Rainier National Park, Ashford, Washington

I recommend you are taking that recommendation seriously, as it was eventually sometimes very hard to maneuver with the roads from the campground, including those leading to the water fill and dump station. Smaller rigs are better suited here as trees are abundant. Despite being a bigger campground, sites are nicely spaced and heavily wooded, providing a quiet and private experience. Sites offer picnic tables, fire pits and bear boxes. Interior roads are paved, while pads are dirt and gravel. Reserve carefully, as some sites have moderate to severe grades, as noted on the
reservation website. The campground has restrooms, an amphitheater offering several weekly ranger programs, free shuttle service through the entire park and abundant hiking trails. The campground is located upon the southern side of Mt. Rainier, a dormant volcano that looms with the trees of camp. The free shuttle will require you as much as the bottom of Rainier (a climb of several thousand feet ), where a lodge, nicely appointed Visitor’s Center, restaurant and hiking can be found. Along the way in which you‘ll catch glimpses of most of the abundant waterfalls that flow through the entire park. Reservations are accepted here to the park’s short season : late May through early October.

Cougar Rock Campground, Mt. Rainier National Park, Ashford, Washington

Location
Best Sites : A17, A21, B19, B20, B22, C15, D20, D26, D27
Poor Sites : None
Hookups : None
Potable Water : Yes (not easily accessed by longer RVs )
Dump within Facility : Yes (not easily accessed by longer RVs )

camping ground

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