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Mowich Lake

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, Hiking
Owner description: A lake within Mount Rainier National Park.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, Hiking
Owner description: A lake within Mount Rainier National Park.
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
15 helpful votes 15 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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265 reviews 265 reviews
74 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Seattle
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2008

I Just HIke to Mowich Lake On the 5th of July from the trail head at the end of Hwy 165 It was a great hike and had a lot of fun, but as you get closer to the top the trail eventually fades out due to being snow covered. At the top there was still 6 or more feet... More 

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