Visit Ohanapecosh Campground

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If you’re always on the lookout for suggestions on where to go and what to do on your next RV trip, add Ohanapecosh Campground to your list of places to check out, especially if you want something nearby for a quicker trip.

About the Campground

Ohanapecosh Campground, on the southeast side of Mount Rainier National Park, is surrounded by old growth forest and crossed by an exceptionally beautiful snow-fed river. Close to Ohanapecosh are popular hikes to Silver Falls and the Grove of the Patriarchs.

The main attraction at Mount Rainier National Park is the mountain itself, a glacier-clad volcano of immense proportions. At 14,411 ft., it dominates the skyline for hundreds of miles. Visitors travel through majestic old-growth forests and past tumbling waterfalls to reach sub-alpine meadows, where world-famous wildflower displays are seen in July and August. Popular activities in the park include sight-seeing, hiking, climbing, and camping.

Quick Facts

Ohanapecosh Campground has an elevation of 1,914 feet. Ohanapecosh is thought to be a Taidnapam Indian word for “standing on the edge” of the Ohanapecosh River. The river itself is lined with mossy boulders and drains cold, clear water down from higher elevations. Its banks are lined with thick, old growth Douglas fir trees and other evergreens. There is no view of Mt. Rainier directly from the campground, though the mountain dominates the landscape in nearby areas of the park.

Activities

The most popular campground in the park, Ohanapecosh is convenient to both the Paradise and Sunrise areas. Numerous hiking trails originate both in and nearby the facility, including the Grove of the Patriarchs trail, which leads hikers through stands of old growth forest, and several trails that lead to Silver Falls waterfall. For visitors who would like to learn more about natural and cultural history, the Ohanapecosh Visitor Center is close by as well.

Amenities

This large campground has 188 individual sites for RV or tent camping situated among the ancient trees. There is drinking water, but no electric hookups. Visitors must use extra caution with food storage, as bear and other animals inhabit the area around the campground.

Visit Freedom RV USA

Before you hit the road and go anywhere, make sure you stop in and see us at Freedom RV USA. We can help you prepare your RV for the road with service and maintenance or can help you find a new or used RV if it’s time to upgrade your rig.

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