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 »
Melting snow bridges and high streamflows create hazards for hikers, skiers, and snowshoers
Be aware of hidden- and potentially fatal- hazards created by snow bridges and high streamflows on Mount Rainier. More »
Mount Rainier and Mount Fuji were created by volcanism and transformed by water and ice in dynamic processes. These processes have impacted individual organisms and whole ecosystems. The following lesson plans are designed to connect different mountains by examining similar processes that have affected each. The lessons focus on abiotic processes. Some of these processes build up the mountains and surrounding areas, while others tear them down affecting both the shape and function of both Mount Rainier and Mount Fuji.
Mapping the Ring of Fire
Nature's Ice Sculptors
String A Volcano
Did You Know?
The first photograph taken at the summit of Mount Rainier was taken at noon on August 14, 1888. Among the group photographed that day at the crater rim are naturalist John Muir, and P. B. Van Trump, one of the first two men known to have reached Rainier's summit.