RV nirvana awaits, with reservations

RV nirvana awaits, with reservations

RV campgrounds near Mount Rainier are expected to be busy places this summer. By early June, reservations were starting to go fast. Visitrainier.com recommends booking by mid-week for the best availability. And during the summer, making reservations as far ahead as possible is strongly advised.

Here are a few campground options:

Ashford RV Camping

At forested area near trails and waterfalls, 10 sites are available for RVs up to 35 feet long and a maximum of eight guests per campsite. Enjoy all Mount Rainier has to offer in just minutes. Electric, water, and sewer hookups and potable water is available. Reservations: https://www.hipcamp.com/washington/mount-rainier-rv-camping/ashford-rv-camping

Crystal Mountain Resort

Six miles from the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park; 40 electrical RV hookups, plus non-hookups. Silver Creek meanders through the site. Summit House, Washington’s highest-altitude restaurant, and a mountain gondola ride are nearby. Reservations/information: 888-754-6199, 360-663-2265.

Enumclaw RV Campground

Located at Enumclaw Expo Center; 28 year-round paved sites with access to electrical and water hook-ups.  Forty-seven minutes from Crystal Mountain Resort, about an hour from Sunrise Visitor Center at Mount Rainier National Park. Information: 360-615-5631.

Campgrounds around Mount Rainier are precious, busy places for RV enthusiasts.

Half-mile from the Nisqually entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. Full-hookup RV sites are shaded by 300-year old cedars. Facilities include shower and coin-operated washer and dryer. Nightly fee for dogs. Information: 360-569-2594, 800-456-9380.