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Cougar Rock Campground

Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98330
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Recently camped there for 2 nights and had a great time! Pros: 1. Great restrooms and relatively close distance. 2. Food storage and trash cabinets available. 3. Pretty good privacy and sites are decently spaced. We couldnt see what other folks were doing and nor could they see. We even sang songs and didnt bother anyone :D 4. ~8 miles... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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