Campsite Research

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Campsite Research

Key Takeaways


  • The campgrounds listed in this report are within an hour's drive of the Paradise Ranger Station in Ashford, Washington, and have booking capabilities. For both campgrounds, a description, pricing, and a link to reservations have been provided.

Ohanapecosh Campground

  • Reservation is made on the website or contact (360-569-2211) for inquiries.
  • Ohanapecosh Campground, located on the southeast side of Mount Rainier National Park is surrounded by old growth forest and crossed by a snow-fed river. Hikes to Silver Falls and the Grove of the Patriarchs are popular near Ohanapecosh.
  • The elevation of the Ohanapecosh campground is 1,914 feet. The campground has 188 individual RV and tent camping sites nestled among the old growth trees; daytime temperatures range from 60 to 80 degrees.
  • Activities at the site include biking, boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, paddling, climbing, and snow sports.
  • Booking is available from June 24 through September 6, 2022.
  • Pricing: $20 for an individual site, and $60 for group sites.

Cougar Rock Group Campground

  • At an elevation of 3,180 feet, Cougar Rock Campground is located 14 miles east of Ashford, Washington, on State Route 706/Paradise Road. Daytime temperatures at the site ranges from 60 to 80 degrees.
  • Day use area, sight-seeing, rock climbing, picnicking, hiking, interpretive programs, and camping are available at the site.

Research Strategy

We combed through online marketplaces like Hipcamp, and government databases such as National Park Service, to identify campgrounds that met the requested parameters.

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