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Gorgeous Lake

Canoes glide across this subalpine lake and the reflection of the mountains makes it a delightful... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Detroit, Michigan
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Fantastic views

Perfect for Kayaking or a small raft. Beautiful views. Be ready with $30 cash or check per vehicle..

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Erick M
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A lake within Mount Rainier National Park.
Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Canoes glide across this subalpine lake and the reflection of the mountains makes it a delightful experience. Fishing is popular and so is hiking. The road to Mowich is unpacked after the first three miles and maybe rough.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Perfect for Kayaking or a small raft. Beautiful views. Be ready with $30 cash or check per vehicle..

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Erick M
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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank sm1710
Reviewed 11 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

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 8 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

Date of experience: September 2016
3  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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  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.

Date of experience: June 2015
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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.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Laura F
Reviewed 23 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

Date of experience: August 2015
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

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank bryan61
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