Greenwater, Washington is a small logging community at the western edge of Mt. Rainier National Park and Snoqualmie National Forest, in The Cascades. The water in the two rivers that surround the town and in nearby Lonesome Lake really does look green. Nearby wilderness areas include Glacier View, Tatoosh, Clearwater and Norse Peak. Wild elk roam these lands and have been photographed in Greenwater back yards. Located 21 miles east of Enumclaw along Chinook Pass Highway 410, Greenwater is the jumping off place for a myriad of outdoor recreation opportunities.
Primarily populated because of its closeness to Mt. Rainier, the Greenwater area is served largely by Forest Service Roads (FS RD). This is definitely a mountain village. You can only see the building you are next to. Otherwise, the view is all pine trees and the soaring peaks of snowcapped mountains.