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Cougar Rock Campground

Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98330
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Issaquah, Washington
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61 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have camped at this location for many years and it remains one of our favorite places. The campground itself is better than average but its location at the foot of Mt Rainier is fantastic. A short drive up to the Paradise visitor center and Lodge is a must. During Summer months, trails open up that you can walk to... More 

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Pullman, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Pretty average-very good campground. Cost was only $15 and finding our campsite was a breeze. It's great that when you make a reservation you know exactly where it will be. Our name was posted on the site post when we arrived. Sites are on the small side but where we were located in Loop E, in the morning when we... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Beautiful campground with giant trees. Site 16 in C loop was a great spot! We didn't last long in September in a tent (Floridians) but loved the time we spent there. Once we couldn't handle camping in thirty degree weather we went to the National Park Inn for the rest of our visit. Both highly recommended.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I traveled to the PNW for a vacation and I pushed camping for our Mt. Ranier portion because we love the outdoors and are avid backpackers, also we wanted to save some money. Cougar Rock is a well kept car campground. Each site provides a picnic table, fire ring, and relatively flat tent pad. It's in the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

lots of nice sites . make sure you bring everything you need ,as there are no stores nearby ( which is nice) no problems with over aggressive campground hosts who think they own the campground( which seems to be the norm in national parks) very nice fireplaces...not those metal rings where you cant see the fire, let alone get it... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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118 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This campground is in the lower elevations of the park right next to the Nisqually river, which is glacier fed. The campground is conveniently located about 10 miles from Paradise and only two from Longmire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Let me start with a really great part: excellent campground hosts are not uncommon, but this couple--the Pedersons?--were above expectations in every way. The sites were clean, the tables relatively new with the newer design which accommodates the stove at one end without reducing the rest of the space. It was mostly quiet but for a few exceptions, and far... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This campground has been my favorite since I was a child. Made many memories with my parents, siblings, and grandchildren. Love the outdoor amphitheater, and the programs there in the evening. The view of Mt. Rainier across the road , down by the river is breathtaking. Definitely God's handiwork! There aren't any showers, but don't forget you are camping! There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Lovely, smaller place for camping. Green and quite overgrown with trees. There's some distance between all the camping spots which gives you more privacy. Restrooms close to reach, well maintained for a camping site. Recycling dumpsters next to restrooms. Place was a bit too tight for our big tent and a cabin/info at the entrance of the campsite was always... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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77 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have stayed in a lot of national park campgrounds and this is one of the best. Sites are large and secluded among giant trees. We chose to be next to the bathroom and even then there was little noise. D30 was a good level tent site, nice firepad and good picnic tables. Bathrooms were standard issue NP flush toilets... More 

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