(Last Updated 7/30/20) All campgrounds open for day use, with overnight use opening in stages. See details below. The opening dates for each campground for overnight use are dependent on accommodating site safety by addressing significant hazard tree concerns on a site by site basis. Individual sites may be closed for visitor safety.
The park continues to monitor the Coronavirus pandemic and work closely with public health officials. Campground operations may change at any time throughout the summer due to required COVID-19 mitigations. Visitors with reservations will be contacted directly if their reservation must be cancelled for any reason.
Campgrounds at Mount Rainier
Click on the campground name for a map of the campground. It is especially important to view the Operating Hours of the campgrounds in between seasons to confirm open status.
There are no electrical, water, or grey water hookups in any of the campgrounds.
*Tent pads vary in size and some larger tents may not fit.
Although campsites are available on a first come, first served basis, you can reserve sites at the Cougar Rock and Ohanapecosh Rock campgrounds by visiting the Recreation.gov web site.
NOTE: Marijuana on Federal lands: Mount Rainier National Park would like provide clarification regarding the use and possession of marijuana on Federal lands. The recently passed Washington State law, which allows for limited recreational marijuana use under certain conditions, has no bearing on Federal laws which continue to identify marijuana as a Schedule I illegal drug, and prohibit its use. More information posted on current conditions page.
Length of Stay
- Buy firewood near where you will burn it- that means the wood was cut within 50 miles of where you'll have your fire.
- Wood that looks clean and healthy can still have tiny insect eggs, or microscopic fungi spores, that will start a new and deadly infestation. Always leave it at home, even if you think the firewood looks fine.
- Aged or seasoned wood is still not safe. Just because it is dry doesn't mean that bugs can't crawl onto it!
- Tell your friends not to bring wood with them- everyone needs to know that they should not move firewood.
Bicycles, Motorbikes, Roller Skates, Skateboards
Gasoline and automobile repairs are available in local communities outside the park.
Laundry and Showers
Groups of 12 or more are permitted only in specific group sites.
Cougar Rock Campground Group Sites
Reserve a group site at the Cougar Rock Campground.
Ohanapecosh Campground Group Sites
Reserve a group site at the Ohanapecosh Campground.
Now that you are camped, want to go for a hike?
Trails of Mount Rainier
Last updated: July 30, 2020