Mount Rainier National Park
238th Ave. East
Ashford, WA 98304
WELCOME to Ohanapecosh!
Located in the southeast corner of the park,
Ohanapecosh, named for a Taidnapam (Upper Cowlitz) Indian habitation
site along the river, is thought to mean �standing at the edge.�
Situated among Douglas firs, western red cedars, and western
hemlocks, visitors to Ohanapecosh can experience the beauty and
complexity of an old-growth forest.
The east side of the park is also somewhat
drier and sunnier than the west side, making it a good destination
when Paradise and Longmire are wet and foggy. Ohanapecosh is not
accessible in winter.
Ohanapecosh is located 3 miles north of the
park boundary on highway 123 and 42 miles east of the Nisqually
Services at Ohanapecosh include:
- The Ohanapecosh Visitor Center, open
from June to early October, offers exhibits, guided interpretive
programs, and book sales.
- The Ohanapecosh Campground and picnic
area are also open only from late May to early October.
- At the Grove of the Patriarchs,
located approximately 3 miles north of the visitor center and
campground, visitors can hike a 1 mile nature trail along the
Ohanapecosh River and through old growth forest.
Enjoy these day hikes in the Ohanapecosh area.
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