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Ashford, 23 miles
Auburn, 62 miles
Buckley, 59 miles
Crystal Mountain, 46 miles
Eatonville, 44 miles
Elbe, 31 miles
Enumclaw, 63 miles
Greenwater, 19 miles
Mineral, 19 miles
Morton, 30 miles
Packwood, 29 miles
Randle, 48 miles
Tacoma, 60 miles
Yakima, 74 miles

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Mount Rainier National Park Accommodations
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Mount Rainier National Park has almost 500 campsites in four different campgrounds. Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis with the exception of Cougar Rock and Ohanapecosh Rock campgrounds. For more information or to reserve a campsite, go to or phone 1-877-444-6777.

  • Cougar Rock Campground: Located 2 miles east of Longmire and 14 miles east of Ashford on State Route 706 (Paradise Road). 173 single sites 5 group sites, fire grates, water, flush toilet and dump station. RV's up to 35 feet, trailers up to 27 feet. Elevation: 3,180 feet. GPS: 46.76722; -121.79444.
  • Mowich Lake Campground: Located in the northwest section of the park. 10 primitive walk-in sites, 3 group sites, fires are prohibited, no potable water but there is a vault toilet. Elevation: 4,929 feet.
  • Ohanapecosh Campground: Located in the southeast corner of the park. 188 single sites, 2 group sites, fire grates, water, flush toilet and dump station. RV's up to 32 feet, trailers up to 27 feet. Elevation: 1,914 feet. GPS: 46.73111; -121.57028.
  • White River Campground: Located in the northeast corner of the park. 112 individual sites, fire grates, water and flush toilet. Elevation: 4,400 feet.

Inns and Lodges

The park offers two inns, Paradise Inn and National Park Inn. Both are National Historic Landmark Inns and provide rustic retreats within the boundaries of the national park. The inns offer accommodation as well as dining to guests and day visitors. Food services including cafeterias and snack bars.

The inns are operated by concessionaire Rainier Guest Services, an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service. 55106 Kernahan Road E, PO Box 108, Ashford WA 98304. Phone: 360-569-2275; Fax: 360-569-2770.

Paradise Inn, Paradise
Built in 1917 using Alaskan Cedar charred by a fire, and taken from the nearby Silver Forest. The lobby is still graced by hand-hewn furniture, tables, piano and grandfather clock. The Inn is open only during summer, although the road is kept plowed throughout winter.

National Park Inn, Longmire
Moved to its present location in 1920, then rebuilt after a fire destroyed much of the original building in 1926. Cross-country skiing and snow shoe rentals available. Guided tours on weekends and holidays. The only accommodation open year-round.

View across Sunrise Day Lodge & Visitor Center

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