Cougar Rock Campground

Mount Rainier National Park

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Paradise Rd. E
Longmire, WA 98361
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GPS: 46.7674, -121.7927

Last Price Paid: $10
Number of Sites: 173
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: May - Sept.
Elevation: 3180 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 27 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Redmond, WA 30' Arctic Fox 27-5L 5th wheel 2018 Northern Lite 9-6QSE Truck Camper
28 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: R17

sjp would stay here again

“Typical NPS Campground”

Reviewed Aug 03, 2018

Overall Rating

We like this campground for its convenience. You’re inside Mt. Rainier NP and can skip the entrance lines and get to Paradise while there’s still parking. We brought our truck camper because this campground can’t handle trailers longer than 27 feet or motorhomes longer than 35 feet. Not only are most of the campsites too small for bigger rigs but many are poorly angled, too unlevel or have low tree branches above and beside narrow driveways. Frankly our no-slide truck camper would have problems with many of the sites. As we left we witnessed a moderate sized Airstream struggle to exit the RV dump station because there’s a tight loop with raised curbs and tree branches growing into the drive. Medium size rigs will want to scope D loop before driving it. There’s a tight corner at the far end of the loop that squeezes between 2 large trees.

The campground is set in a beautiful forest near the Nisqually River. The river provides enough white noise that you hardly hear the main park road nearby. There is a peek-a-boo view of the mountain from the main campground road. There are 5 loops (A through E) plus ‘R’ sites along the main campground road. Campsites in A loop and the R sites are first-come first-serve sites. E loop is no generators. The campground filled up each day we were there in late July.

The facilities are NPS rustic. Bathrooms with flush toilets and cold water faucets. No showers or hand dryers. Near the bathrooms are water faucets for filling bottles and sinks for dumping gray water from tent camper kitchens. There is a nightly Ranger and a Junior Ranger program from late June through Labor Day.

We had no (Verizon) cell service at all. The nearest reliable cell signal is in Ashford, about 30 minutes away from the campground outside the parks southwest border.

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Deke and Tiffani
Culver City, CA 17' VW Eurovan 2010 Airstream (Previous) CCD International
85 reviews
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Days stayed: 1

Deke and Tiffani would stay here again

Reviewed Nov 14, 2012

Overall Rating

We really loved this campground for the size and privacy of its spots. Although most of the sites are made for tent camping, there are a few pull through RV spots with a max length of 27ft (and they mean it). It's in a heavily wooded area and a short walk to some great trails in the park. There are no hookups, but they do have generator hours and sell wood on site for campfires.

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  • dry camping
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • view sites
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • group sites
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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