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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAMPGROUND PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAMPGROUND PHASED REOPENING

If you believe this information is incorrect or needs updating, please let us know here.
So what does "Campground Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Mowich Lake Campground is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas and facilities are closed. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has some information about the status of the campgrounds within the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Mowich Lake Campground is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Mowich Lake Campground is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Mowich Lake Campground currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 23, 2021
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Mowich Lake Campground Overview

Set in a glacial basin surrounded by fragile wildflower meadows, Mowich Lake is the largest and deepest lake in Mount Rainier National Park. Mowich Lake is open for fishing and non-motorized boating. The area is generally open mid-July to mid-October. Mowich is reached via State Route 165. The road is unpaved after the first three miles and may be rough.

Mowich Lake Campground is first-come, first-served and has 13 tent pads* for primitive walk-in (tents only). There is no fee, but you must self-register at campground kiosk.

There is no potable water and fires are prohibited. There is a vault toilet available in the campground.

The Mowich Lake Campground and Tolmie Peak Trailhead/Mowich Lake picnic area are located 6 miles (9.5 km) from the Mowich Entrance. Both the Mowich Lake campground and picnic area are open midsummer to early fall.

This page includes information about Mowich Lake Campground in Mount Rainier National Park | Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning five major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits. | Washington | https://www.nps.gov/mora/index.htm