Mount Rainier National Park - Mowich Lake Campground Like camp spots that keep the tourists away? Mowich Lake Campground is like a local’s Mount Rainier. But don't bring a weak driving game, as it takes bumping down 17 miles of dirt just to get there (RVs, trailers and low-clearance vehicles not recommended). Walk-in tent sites only. The upside? Free camping by a pristine lake that you just might be able to call your own. Bring water or a filter… this place is the best definition of “country."
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
10 sites
Up to guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Snow sports


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Alex A.
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January 20th, 2018

Tons and tons of skeeters, but even more wildflowers.

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June 12th, 2017
Mount Rainier National Park
United States
Phone Number
(360) 569-2211
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46.933° N, 121.863° W
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Tent Only - Hike In: 10 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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