Mowich Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

4.4
#9 of 11 in Nature in Mount Rainier National Park
Mowich Lake is a lake located in the northwestern corner of Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State at an elevation of 4929ft. The name "Mowich" derives from the Chinook jargon word for deer.
Access to the lake is provided by a 17mi long unpaved road which opens to vehicles in mid June to early July. Mowich Lake is also a busy campground during the summer with 30 walk-in tent camping spots. Bathrooms, tables, and trash bins are provided.
From the Mowich campground, hikers can reach the Wonderland Trail, Eunice Lake, Tolmie Peak, Spray Park, and Spray Falls. Old-growth trees, waterfalls, creeks, cliffs, and wildflower meadows are also located in and around the area.
Fishing is generally poor at Mowich Lake because the area is not stocked with fish and no habitat is provided for natural spawning.
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  • Gorgeous lake in Mount Rainier National Park. There aren’t really any views of the mountain itself, but the rock outcroppings and hills are nonetheless impressive too. Flowers are abundant, as are bir...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place, but filled with people that have no respect for the land. Stomping for all the flowers and feeding wildlife. So unfortunate.
  • Love this place! Great trails, gorgeous lake, decent camping. I've always loved camp robber birds. They'll eat from your hand which has always been fun for me.

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