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Reviewed December 29, 2016

This campground is beautiful, and because of the trees, each site feels much more private than it is. Even though it was at full capacity during our stay, it still felt like we were 'getting away'. Good location too, as there are several trail heads nearby. Hoping to be back very soon!

Thank Tyler L
Washington DC
Reviewed December 23, 2016

There aren't a whole lot of bells and whistles at this campground, it's pretty basic for both boondocking (trailers/RVs) and tent camping -- parking, tent space, picnic table, fire ring -- but the backdrop of evergreen trees is insanely beautiful. There are ranger-led interpretive programs each night in the summer, firewood for sale inside the campground, and trails that lead...

Thank iStefPayne
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 13, 2016

We stayed in Loop B the first night as all the tent only sites were fully booked on the Friday night (I attempted to pre-book in June for a late August stay so get in there early!) Camp spot was fine but it was an RV site so there were quite a lot of people about & noisy generators. No...

1Thank katmandoobie
Plano, Texas
Reviewed August 17, 2016

My family camped here for 3 nights in August. It rained and drizzled for 3 days and nights with temperature falling below 50's at night. But that probably killed all the bugs and we had good time exploring the Park. Just a walk to a bathroom presented beautiful view of mountains shrouded in fog and mist. Anyway, to the basics......

1Thank Oskee1334
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Such beauty here! Will continue to count it as my "very favorite" campground. The view across the street from the campground is spectacular. You do need to make reservations to camp well in advance! It is a very popular campground. Trailer camping can be limited. No more than a 35' trailer allowed. Trailer sites are few if you have more...

3Thank Sue B
Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Great Campground close to Paradise and across from the Wonderland trail to Carter Falls. Decent bathrooms (bring your own soap and towels) and nice fire pits and tent pads. They do a good job of keeping up the campground.

Thank kheginbott
Reviewed August 3, 2016

We stayed at Cougar Rock for 3 nights. We had site C11 which was close to the bathroom but not to close it was annoying or smelly and we had a good distance between us and the next campers. Overall the campground was quiet and clean. There is NO camp store here: you can buy wood at the front check-in...

2Thank Tasha9914
Arden, North Carolina
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Our family stayed at Cougar Rock for two nights in mid-July during our visit to Mount Rainier. We were met with the good humor of the ranger who checked us in and plentiful information about the Ranger programs offered within the campsite that evening. This is one of the loveliest campgrounds I have ever experienced. The trees and boulders reminded...

1Thank JennyFeid44
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Location of this campground is wonderful - on the western side of the park road. The camp sites are large and spread out. The only drawback to the camp is the lack of restrooms. Our loop did not even have a restroom - we had to walk a bit to the next loop. You can view the mountain from loop...

Thank MPS333
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The bathrooms were a little small. They didn't have hot water to wash your hands, or even paper towel or hand dryer to dry your hands. The campground did not have showers. Closest store for groceries closed at 8:00pm, had to run into town to get supplies. Campsites were very well maintained and quite big. Was very quiet. Major downfall...

Thank Jennifer K
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Additional Information about Cougar Rock Campground

Address: Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98330
Location: United States > Washington > Mount Rainier National Park
Number of rooms: 200
Also Known As:
Cougar Rock Campground Hotel Mount Rainier National Park
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“Loop E is tent only so no big noisy RVs. E14 was pretty fine for us.”
 of 5 bubbles katmandoobie, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“Good location to spend the night before you go to Paradise”
 of 5 bubbles Skipper3436, Jan 19, 2016 | Read review
“The sites located on the rear loops of each section are the biggest and most private!”
 of 5 bubbles arbuck87, Sep 19, 2015 | Read review
“Get there on a Thursday or early in the day. They park gets jam packed on a good weekend.”
 of 5 bubbles fsdukejr, Sep 8, 2014 | Read review
“Find an open spot near a bathroom!”
 of 5 bubbles NationalParkTravelor, Jul 15, 2014 | Read review
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