Ohanapecosh Campground

A campground on the southeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park that is surrounded by old growth forest and crossed by an exceptionally beautiful snow-fed river.

getting there

Drive to 3 miles north of the Mount Rainier National Park boundary on SR-123. It's 42 miles east of the park's Nisqually Entrance.

about the campground

Ohanapecosh Campground in Mount Rainier National Park is a perfect place to basecamp for day hikes  on the east side of the mountain as it is just a short drive from Sunrise, Crystal Mountain, the Tatoosh Range, and the Goat Rocks and a short walk from popular hikes to Silver Falls and Grove of the Patriarchs. Visitors to this area are delighted by the beautiful old-growth forests, tumbling waterfalls, and historic sites along the way as they trek to reach sub-alpine meadows, where colorful and profuse wildflower displays are seen during the months of July & August.


  • Ohanapecosh Campground is not accessible in winter.
  • This large campground has 188 individual sites for RV or tent camping.
  • There is drinking water, but no electric hookups.
  • Use extra caution with food storage, as bear and other animals inhabit the area around the campground.
  • 1,914 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Rainier National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 200
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 200
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