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Mowich Lake Campground Overview

Set in a glacial basin surrounded by fragile wildflower meadows, Mowich Lake is the largest and deepest lake in Mount Rainier National Park. Mowich Lake is open for fishing and non-motorized boating. The area is generally open mid-July to mid-October. Mowich is reached via State Route 165. The road is unpaved after the first three miles and may be rough.

Mowich Lake Campground is first-come, first-served and has 13 tent pads* for primitive walk-in (tents only). There is no fee, but you must self-register at campground kiosk.

There is no potable water and fires are prohibited. There is a vault toilet available in the campground.

The Mowich Lake Campground and Tolmie Peak Trailhead/Mowich Lake picnic area are located 6 miles (9.5 km) from the Mowich Entrance. Both the Mowich Lake campground and picnic area are open midsummer to early fall.

This page includes information about Mowich Lake Campground in Mount Rainier National Park | Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning five major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits. | Washington | https://www.nps.gov/mora/index.htm