Two loops of Cougar Rock Campground at Mount Rainier National Park will be open to the public Friday. The warm weather has melted out almost 25 parking pads and tent sites in loops A and C, said acting superintendent Randy King in statement just released.
Campsites for recreational vehicles such as trailers, campers and motorhomes are extremely limited at this time.
The remaining loops, including the group sites are still covered with snow. Cougar Rock typically opens by Memorial Day weekend, but the slow winter melt out delayed this year’s opening.
At Ohanapecosh Campground, loops A, B, C and D opened for the Memorial Day weekend. Loop D still has no running water at this time.
The White River Campground is scheduled to open on June 26.
Camping fees at Cougar Rock and Ohanapecosh are $12 and $15 per site and at White River $12.
Between June 25 and Sept. 6 Cougar Rock and Ohanapecosh campsites can be reserved in advance. The nightly fee during the reservation period is $15 per site. For reservations, call toll free 1-877-444-6777. White River Campground is operated on a first-come, first-served basis.