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May 18, 2015
Mount Rainier Fee Increases Approved for 2015
The park will begin increasing park entrance and camping fees on May 22, 2015. These fees will support over $1M in projects each year that have a direct benefit to the park's visitors.

May 01, 2015
Spring Opening Updates
Mount Rainier National Park road and facilities update for Spring 2015.

May 01, 2015
Mount Rainier Tourism Creates $57.7M in Local Economic Benefit - Part of $15.7B impact overall that supports 277,000 jobs nationwide
A new National Park Service report shows that nearly 1.3 million recreation visitors to Mount Rainier National Park during 2014 spent $45.5M in communities surrounding the park and a net impact to the economy of approximately $57.7M.

April 15, 2015
Enjoy Your National Park for Free This Weekend!
This Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, visitors to Mount Rainier National Park will be able to visit the park for free. Fees will be waived at all national park areas throughout the weekend as the kickoff to National Park Week, which is April 18-26.

April 10, 2015
Wonderland Trail Applications Suspended
Mount Rainier National Park is no longer accepting reservation requests for hiking the Wonderland Trail for the summer 2015 hiking season due to overwhelming and unprecedented demand.

April 02, 2015
Chinook and Cayuse passes to reopen Friday, April 3
Despite this week’s spring storms, Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews are on track to reopen Chinook Pass on State Route 410 and Cayuse Pass on State Route 123 8 a.m. Friday, April 3.

March 25, 2015
Mount Rainier Deferred Maintenance Backlogs Identified - Part of $11.49 billion backlog across the National Park System
The National Park Service this week released its Fiscal Year 2014 deferred maintenance statistics for national parks. The $11.49 billion nationwide total was up from the $11.3 billion reported at the end of FY2013. Mount Rainier National Park also has a backlog of deferred maintenance projects which totals $298,372,137.

March 23, 2015
Opening Schedules Announced
Schedule for spring opening of park areas and facilities.

November 25, 2014
Park Access Via Nisqually Entrance Temporarily Closed Due to Flooding
Mount Rainier National Park is closed temporarily at the Nisqually Entrance due to flooding in the Kautz Creek area.

November 04, 2014
Fee Increases Proposed for Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier National Park is seeking feedback on proposed fee increases to be implemented as early as 2015. This release provides a description of the proposed changes, as well as information on how you can provide input.

July 29, 2014
Commercial Use Authorization Program and Commercial Non-Profit Special Use Program
Applications can now be requested for the Commercial Use Authorization program for 2015 and 2016 and the Commercial Non-Profit Special Use Permit program for 2015.

 

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