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Mowich Lake

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Stunning lake

We decided to go to the "quieter" side of Mount Rainier and do several hikes around Mowich... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
dundee, scotland
via mobile

We took an RV with 4 adults/2 children to Mowich Lake at Mt. Rainier! I must say that the road to... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
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A lake within Mount Rainier National Park.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to go to the "quieter" side of Mount Rainier and do several hikes around Mowich Lake. The drive involves 14 miles of unpaved roads, which are easily passable in a 2wd in good conditions. Be aware though, there are some fairly major potholes...More

Thank sm1710
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We took an RV with 4 adults/2 children to Mowich Lake at Mt. Rainier! I must say that the road to get there was worrisome! There is about 15 miles of ROUGH dirt road that shook us all to the core in the RV BUT...More

Thank Davisfamily4
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Easy drive from Olympia, Puyallup or Tacoma for a day hike in Mt Rainier National Park. Be sure to arrive early for a parking spot and expect to pay $25 Park fee per automobile for 7 day parking permit. Mowich Lake is pristine with a...More

2  Thank Dr_C_and_E
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We loved our time at this CG, but please be aware that most of the spots are reserved to backpackers, and this is poorly marked. As you enter the camping loop from the parking area, the tent pads on the left side are for campers...More

Thank travelbug57-seattle
Reviewed 14 January 2016

It feels like you are right at the base of the snow line, and remote, yet accessible. Many small trails stem from this area, and the views are incredible! We've camped here twice so far.

Thank Bf B
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We took the trip out to Mowich on our way back after spending time in the other parts of the park. It was well worth the drive, beautiful lake, great spot to picnic.

1  Thank Laura F
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Mowich Lake has a nice campground and is a great jumping off place for hikes to Spray Park. While a serious hike, the trail is good and, midsummer, the flowers are guaranteed to amaze you. This year they were gone in August when I visited,...More

1  Thank mojave_ben
Reviewed 22 September 2015

The drive could be a bit testing. The road gives way to a track which is best suited to four wheel drive. We had a family hatchback and we managed but it took longer than it should have, this part of the road was 12miles....More

1  Thank bryan61
Reviewed 27 August 2015

a great alpine lake that has camping. not visited much maybe due to being on the less popular side of the mountain(not paradise), or the fact that there is a fairly long gravel road to access this area. once up there expect nice camping and...More

1  Thank Soggyinsnoqualmie
Reviewed 21 August 2015

pretty lake high up the carbon entrance. There is no ranger presence here, no visitor center, so you come here to hike or camp. The summit of Ranier is not visible from the parking area, but is if you take the trails.

Thank syzygymfl
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