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Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98330
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Olympia, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Cougar Rock Campground is located in a great location between Longmire and Paradise. The abundant trees are nice so the campsites feel more secluded in a big campground. It was good to see the Rangers patrolling periodically, so it felt safe to leave the tents and sleeping bags when going on day trips. The sites don't have running water. You... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Great location, nice campsites, but no showers. The bathrooms were not clean and had no soap. After a day of hiking on the mountain people need to take a shower. I don't see how people would think this was acceptable. I also read the previous reviews that the restrooms were clean, I found this to be very untrue. I wouldn't... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Always love to stay in a NP-campground. Stayed in loop A, which was fine. I would strongly recommend to make reservations throughout summer. At 15.00 campground appeared to be full. You should make the hike towards the river: wonderful views at the mountain.

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I stayed at Cougar Rock in Loop E, which seems to be quieter than the rest. It's a beautiful, quiet, well-covered area. You are in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, and can catch glimpses of it from the right place in the campground. You can get a lot of traffic noise from people driving to Paradise, but it dies down... More

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Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed in Loop E which was very quiet (no generators are allowed). We didn't even hear people talking, just the sound of the river. Our site was nice with a rock staircase down to the tent area and a nice wooded area for the kids to run around in. The only downfall is the area around the campfire was... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
26 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I spent two nights at Cougar Rock with an advance reservation..so pre-selected the camp site for two single tents. Was in the "D" loop away from the restrooms and water stations. It is a well canopied quiet campsite that includes an outdoor amphitheater for evening presentations/lectures by rangers and guest speakers. After a long day of hiking and achy feet... More

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Pacific Northwest
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I am a new camper and we chose this spot for a getaway and it delivered well. Amenities like water, recycling, bear-proof trash, firewood for sale, fire pits with grill top, and very clean restroom. Camp spots were well spaced for privacy. Location offers jr ranger and general ranger talks nightly. It is quiet and sound travels and so I... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed in cougar rock for one night with 30 ft. RV. 15$ per night. The ranges were polite and friendly. The whole campground locates in a forest so you cannot see much further. View of the surrounding mountains (and Reiner) can be seen from the driveways. A nearby river (5 min walk) is very nice and the scenery of... More

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Seattle, WA
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Cougar Rock still remains one of my favorite places to camp. The sites are surrounded by trees making them quite private considering how many sites there are. Quite a difference from Ohanapacosh where the foliage is sparse and you can see everyone. There is now a shuttle from the site to Paradise for some great hikes (and showers).

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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We stayed for two nights before labour day. The facilities were good and kept clean. They seemed to do talks during the summer month too onsite but this was closed when we visited. Only wish was that it had showers.

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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98330
Location: United States > Washington > Mount Rainier National Park
Also Known As:
Cougar Rock Campground Hotel Mount Rainier National Park

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