• Mount Rainier peeks through clouds, viewed across subalpine wildflowers and glacial moraine.

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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  • Nisqually to Paradise delays and Kautz Creek area closure.

    Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. Beginning May 29 to mid-July, all services at the Kautz Creek parking and picnic area are closed through the week. Limited parking on Sat & Sun. More »

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    Be aware of hidden- and potentially fatal- hazards created by snow bridges and high streamflows on Mount Rainier. More »

Mountain Manners

A hiker at Mount Rainier standing on a rock looking at Stevens Creek.
A hiker exploring Stevens Creek at Mount Rainier National Park.
NPS Photo
 
Overview: Children are naturally curious about the mountain environment. They should be encouraged to explore the mountain, while having respect for living things and their habitats. In this activity students will develop a set of guidelines for exploring and enjoying Mount Rainier.
Grade Level:
5 - 12
Objectives: Students will:
  • Express appropriate ways to treat living and non-living things and how to behave responsibly in a National Park.
  • Express their own rules for proper manners when exploring the outdoors.
Lesson Plan:
Mountain Manners - word, 45KB
Mountain Manners - pdf, 172KB

Did You Know?

Winter snow buries the lower floors of the Paradise Inn.

At Mount Rainier, winter snowfall is typically heaviest between the elevations of 5,000 and 8,000 feet. Paradise, at 5,420 feet, receives an average of 641 inches of snowfall (nearly 54 feet) every year, making it one of the consistently snowiest places on Earth of those where snowfall is measured.