This campground is the largest of the three drive-in facilities in the park, with 188 individual sites (no utilities) and 2 large group areas. Each of the eight loops has its own set of restrooms and washing areas. The spacious amphitheater hosts ranger presentations every evening during the summer, each of which adds depth and informational value to any Mt. Rainier experience.
Ohanapecosh Campground, at an elevation of 1,900 feet, typically opens earlier and closes later than the other camping areas in Mount Rainier National Park. There is history here as well, and plenty of it. The hot springs located near the campground were the early draw, and a small resort had sprung up in the area by the 1920’s, before the National Park boundaries were expanded. Remote as it was, back then in the days of wooden-spoked automobiles, thousands of visitors made the trip anyway, drawn to the healing properties of the mineral springs. 12 miles to Packwood