Feeling rustic but still want convenience to the main attraction, 14,411-foot tall Mount Rainier? Cougar Rock is your spot. Located near the mountain's main access point, the Paradise area, Cougar Rock is one of two reservable campgrounds in the park. So lock it in, and don't worry about Bob and his buddies stealing your 4th of July thunder. Nestled in a thick forest next to the Nisqually River, this campsite boasts a mountain lookout and amphitheater, in case you want to show off your new guitar skills with the world.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
186 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Pets allowed
Potable water available
No picnic table


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Snow sports


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Megan W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 29th, 2015

Great campground close to Paradise! Lots of hikes leave from this campground and you are a short drive away from Paradise on Mt. Rainier (you should go there for the sunset and sunrise if you can!). The campground is quite large and popular, and due to its elevation isn't as secluded as some of the others. Be sure to take some warm clothes as the nights tend to be extra cool!

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Suzanne V.
recommends this listing.
March 15th, 2017

Absolutely beautiful.

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Mount Rainier National Park
United States
Phone Number
(360) 569-2211
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46.767° N, 121.796° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 186 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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