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

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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  • Expect delays due to road construction.

    Road construction is underway from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. The road has very rough areas. All vehicles should proceed with caution. Mon to Fri expect up to 30 minute delays and slow travel for 7 miles. More »

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

The Sister Mountain Project Workshop - Japan 2012

The Second Sister Mountain Project Workshop will be held in the Mount Fuji area in August 2012. The purpose of this second workshop is to provide the Japanese Staff the opportunity to present lesson plans, examples of activities, and provide field trips in the area surrounding Mount Fuji. The educators will share examples of student work from previous lessons, update each other on the state of lesson plans, share new lesson plans, and renew relationships.

This workshop will focus on the five interpretive themes:

  • Physical processes
  • Ecosystems
  • Human Culture
  • Stewardship
  • International Cooperation

Did You Know?

Artist rendering of the new Paradise Visitor Center.

The park recently completed building a new visitor center at Paradise & rehabilitating the historic Paradise Inn. The new visitor center is more sustainable and less expensive to operate than the existing visitor center. The Paradise Inn, after 90 years of use, was in need of rehabilitation.