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Mowich Lake

Parent Category: Attractions
Created: 27 August 2014
Location: Mt. Rainier
Highest Point: 4,929 ft
GPS Coordinates: 46.93872°N 121.86149°W
Season: Summer - Fall

Photo from Mount Rainier, Mowich LalePictures below will take you on a virtual tour to the beautiful lake. Enjoy scenic views and gorgeous nature!!!


Photo from Mount Rainier, Mowich Lale

Mowich Lake is a glassy and beautiful lake which is nested in a glacial basin in the northwest corner of Mount Rainier National Park. Mowich Lake is the largest and the deepest in the park and is located at an elevation of 4,929 feet.

The lake got its’ name from Chinook language and it stands for “deer”. Mowich Lake is a gateway to gorgeous, stunning and breathtaking meadows and fragile lakes. Keep in mind that all the alpine meadows in the area are very fragile, it is recommended staying on the paths.

Photo from Mount Rainier, Mowich Lale

The Mowich Lake Area is accessible by a 17 miles unpaved road. This road is open from mid-June – beginning of July till mid-October.

There are three different campgrounds in the Mowich Lake Area. All of them have an elevation from 1.914 feet to 4,400 feet. All camp sites are reserved on a first-come first-served basis.

Mowich Lake has wonderful recreational possibilities for everyone. Campers and hikers will surely enjoy scenic trail. There are several beautiful and breathtaking day hikes. The trails that are found here can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of skill level.

Photo from Mount Rainier, Mowich Lale

The shortest trail in the region is the Carbon River Rain Forest Nature Trail, but is offers great views. The longest trail is Carbon Glacier Trail, which takes you closely to the Mount Rainier and its’ glacier. The length of this trail is 12 miles.
Wildlife here is abundant. There are more than 56 different species of animals and 229 types of birds.

Mowich Lake is open for campers all the year round, but remember that the road is closed.

From Mowich Lake hikers can take the Wonderland Trail, Eunice Lake, Tolmie Peak, Spray Park and Spray Falls. During your hike enjoy old-growth trees, creeks and waterfalls, cliffs and, of course, gorgeous alpine meadows with colored wildflowers.


From Mowich Lake Entrance:

Follow State Road 165 eastward for 6.5 miles to Mowich Lake Campground.

These pictures were taken on August 07, 2014

In order to get the directions click on the link below:

Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Alex Mandryko

Information: Marina Petrova

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