Cowlitz Indian Tribe's Ohanapecosh Camp Sites

Randle, Washington

About Cowlitz Indian Tribe's Ohanapecosh Camp Sites

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, past tumbling waterfalls and historic buildings 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.

Ohanapecosh campground has an elevation of 1,914 feet. Weather is dry, cool and sunny in the summer with daytime temperatures in the 60 to 80-degree range. Even though the eastern side of the park can be sunnier than other areas, weather can be variable and visitors should come prepared.

COMMENTS: When booking your campsite, provide your Tribal ID number in the comments section to make your reservation valid


Cowlitz 1

Site just below the highway on Loop B.
Maximum Motorhome length = No RV
Maximum Trailer Length = No RV
Parking Pad dimension = 16x26
Tent pad ONE = 10x12

Cowlitz 2

Center site in three Cowlitz campsite, very close to both.
Maximum Motorhome length = No RV
Maximum Trailer Length = No RV
Parking Pad dimension = 12x24
Tent pad ONE = 8x8

Cowlitz 3

Very close to Cowlitz 2.
Maximum Motorhome length = 32
Maximum Trailer Length = 27
Parking Pad dimension = 12x44
Tent pad ONE = 10x12

Terms & Conditions

• Use this permit upon check-in, and in your dash when parked.
• This permit is only valid when obtained by enrolled Cowlitz Indian Tribal members. This person will be the designated permittee who will assume responsibility for all activities and be on-site for the duration of the camping trip.
• Motor homes over 32 feet and trailers over 27 feet are not allowed to enter the campground. Turns on loop roads are tight and vehicle damage is likely to occur.
• Vehicles may only be parked in designated parking spaces/sites.
• No more than two vehicles per site.
• An RV is considered one vehicle.
• Trailers are not considered a vehicle.
• Additional vehicles must be parked in designated overflow parking areas in each campground.
• See parking pad dimensions for each site.
• Dogs must be on-leash.
• Quiet hours 9 pm to 7 am. Arrivals should not occur during this time frame.
• Check in time is 12pm and Check out time is 12pm
• No more than two tents allowed at any site.
• The maximum number of people per site is six, unless immediate family.
• Commercial use is not allowed at this facility.
• Gathering firewood is not allowed.
• No commercial activities.
• There are no showers available within the park.
• The sites may not be altered in any way by camping participants.
• All trash must leave the site when the camping trip is over.