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

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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January 15, 2015
Free Entry to Mount Rainier on January 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Entrance fees to Mount Rainier National Park will be waived for the upcoming federal holiday on January 19, which honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. NOTE: Paradise snowplay area still lacking snow.

December 30, 2014
Mount Rainier Snow Conditions Update
At this time, the snow play area directly north of the Paradise parking lot is not yet in operation. The snow level is currently not deep enough to protect the fragile meadow vegetation during park grooming operations. The park will be monitoring snow depth over the next week to determine when the snow play area can be groomed and opened for public use.

December 29, 2014
Paradise Backcountry Search Underway for Missing Snowshoer
A search is underway above Paradise for an overdue snowshoer who disappeared during Saturday evening's winter storm.

December 29, 2014
Tragic Conclusion to Search Efforts
Search crews located an unresponsive male fitting the description of the overdue snowshoer. The Pierce County Medical Examiner will make the final determination and identification.

December 18, 2014
Mount Rainier Winter Access Schedule 2014-2015
Acting Superintendent Tracy Swartout advises that Mount Rainier has transitioned to winter hours of operation and service.

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.

February 16, 2011
Rehabilitation of 10 miles of Stevens Canyon Road planned in 2011, 2012 and 2013
Outlines plan to rehabilitate Stevens Canyon Road.


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