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Ohanapecosh Campsite

Ohanapecosh Campsite
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Ohanapecosh Campground is open for the 2024 season!
Cowlitz Tribal members may now book reservations for tribal campsites in our own special section of the campground.

Ohanapecosh, or áwxanapayk-ash in Taytnapam Upper Cowlitz language, translates as “standing at the edge-place”, and refers to the cliff edges of the bedrock gorge through which the
Ohanapecosh river flows.

Ohanapecosh Campground, on the southeast side of Mount Rainier National Park, is surrounded by an 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 sightseeing, 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, the weather can be variable and visitors should come prepared.


Amphitheater, Campfire, Center Campground, Host Campsite, Tables, Drinking Water, Dump Station, Fire Pit, Fire Rings, Gift Shop, Golden Age & Access Passports accepted, Grills, Group Camping, Pets OK, Picnic Tables, Ranger Station, Restrooms (Flush Toilets), Visitor Center


Biking, Climbing, Cultural Sites, Hiking, Historic Sites, Mountain Biking, Nature Trails, Photography, Picnicking, Visitor Center, Walking Trails, Wildlife Viewing

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The legacy of an ancient people in southwest Washington is rich with descendants who manage a growing portfolio of health, education, scientific research, housing, transportation, development, elder care, conservation and legal issues. The Cowlitz Tribe is a growing force in community building in what are now Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis and parts of Pierce, Skamania and Wahkiakum Counties, a vast territory occupied by numerous Cowlitz villages prior to non-Cowlitz exploration and seizure. Today, an elected Tribal Council is composed of professionals adept at managing multiple programs and projects.