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Cougar Rock Campground
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Cougar Rock Campground
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 at night. If you like hiking, you'll love the many trails accessible here. If you're not a hiker, there are lots of spots to stop and park to see some great sites as well. They didn't have the shuttle running up to Paradise (2013), so if you want to go up, you'll have to drive. Go very early or in the evening to ensure a place to park. Lots of hiking options and sites to see from Paradise too. Had an amazing time at Cougar Rock and plan on coming back. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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7  Thank SheWhoMustntBeNamed
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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 quite small. There was a nightly Junior Ranger program for the kids and a slide show for the adults. The ranger staff were very nice. The drive to Paradise was nice and we stopped to see a couple of waterfalls along the way.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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7  Thank Tylove12
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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 you can cross the road at the entrance area and wander over to the Nisqually River (there is a hiking trail) and soak your feet in the cold glacier water. When I was ready to leave I found it very convenient to "lightly" pack up the gear and drive over to the sunny Cougar Rock Picnic Area to dry out and repack the tents/sleeping bags/clothes etc. Love this place.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank lv2travelVirginia
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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 recommend trying to get a spot far from the recycling which was noisy at 6am. However,very nice surroundings and lots of families as well as couples.

Room Tip: Steer clear of spots near recycling bins, the sound of glass clanking can be extraordinarily loud at...
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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6  Thank bluntrater
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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 mt. Reiner from there is spectacular.

Room Tip: Some spots are not well balanced for RV so is prepare to sleep sideway. Try to take the B,C,or D lo...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank Noam E
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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).

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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26  Thank seattlenailgirl
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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.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank NikkiandAndy
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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98330
Location: United States > Washington > Mount Rainier National Park
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Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Mount Rainier National Park
Number of rooms: 200
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