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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Activities: Fishing, Hiking
Description: A lake within Mount Rainier National Park.

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Bumpy ride, great destination

To reach Mowich Lake, one has to drive long miles on bumpy gravel road full of pot holes and wash board. The lake itself is a great destination for families with smaller children... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Gabigabs
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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124 reviews 124 reviews
46 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

To reach Mowich Lake, one has to drive long miles on bumpy gravel road full of pot holes and wash board. The lake itself is a great destination for families with smaller children as you can drive within walking distance. It is also a great starting point to many fantastic day hikes such as Spray Park or Tolmie Peak. In... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was one of our camps along the Wonderland trail this summer. The sites are open and close together. Facilities are nice with hand sanitizer and access to the lake was easy. Clean lake. We saw a few families with very young babies and tots, so if you are looking for solitude this probably isn't the place. 3 out of... More 

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Graham, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

What a great hike. The drive up the gravel road is a little rough but worth it. Once at the lake take the hike out to Spray Falls. You'll be glad you did

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Puyallup, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

My 4 boys, husband and I went on a short day hike last weekend at Mowich Lake. The hike was beautiful and relatively easy. All of my boys enjoyed skipping rocks, finding unique driftwood, and carefully stepping over the many roots and stumps along the trail. A forest ranger recommended this lake to us a few weekends ago while we... More 

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Graham, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is a great place to visit in the summer. Road is closed about 3 miles out in the winter. Great hike to Spray Falls.

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Enumclaw, Washington
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20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

It is July 2012 but there is still snow present around the lake. 55 degrees, but almost perfect hiking weather. Trail to Spray Falls is clear of snow. Perfect time to go with the various flows of water falls, streams and the flowers beginning to bud. Nature, quiet and serene, beautiful flow of water. Keep an eye on the children... More 

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Ashford, Washington, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Great place to camp and access Spray & Seattle Parks

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Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

One camps in a circle next to others and sometimes groups. You can day camp here and access trails for day hikes and not have to backpack. The road can be bad getting there but not as bad as some. BUGS are a huge problem when they are in season.

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Buckley, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Lots of hiking available here. The lake is so pristine. Bring plenty of water and a picnic lunch.

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Camano Island wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2008

I was born in Seattle. I have hiked, camped, hunted, driven, explored every wilderness area you can get to either by foot, car, airplane or boat, I had the best life as a child. My siblings and I had the greatest outdoorspeople for parents. It was a life filled with boating the northwest waters, camping the entire western states, hunting... More 

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