November 24, 2015
Cayuse and Chinook Passes Close for Winter
Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews made the decision today, Nov. 24, to close Chinook and Cayuse passes for the season.
November 20, 2015
Entrance Fee Free on Green Friday November 27, 2015
In celebration of Thanksgiving and as a way to encourage healthy outdoor time, Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks will offer free entry to all park areas on Friday, November 27.
November 12, 2015
Winter Access at Mount Rainier National Park
Though many park roads are closed to vehicle access for the winter, areas throughout the park remain open for recreation.
November 03, 2015
Seeking public comments for Wilderness Stewardship Plan
Mount Rainier National Park is seeking public comments to help develop a Wilderness Stewardship Plan to guide the management of visitor use of Mount Rainier Wilderness.
October 30, 2015
Mount Rainier prepares for significant weather event
Superintendent Randy King advises that Mount Rainier National Park has begun preparations for a significant weather event that is expected this weekend. Current weather models are predicting 12”-15” of rain to fall in the park over the next 48 hours, with snow at higher elevations.
September 22, 2015
Volunteers to work on trails and native plant revegetation at Mount Rainier on National Public Lands Day, September 26; Entrance fees waived
Mount Rainier National Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015 with several volunteer projects open to public participation. Also, entrance fees will be waived at all national parks for the day.
September 15, 2015
Backcountry Climber Falls from Sluiskin Mountain
This morning searchers in Mount Rainier National Park located and extracted a climber who suffered a fatal fall while climbing in the northern part of the park.
September 05, 2015
Mount Rainier National Park Welcomes 4th Grade Students through Every Kid in a Park Initiative
Mount Rainier National Park invites all 4th grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. Fourth grade students can now go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.
August 14, 2015
Glacier Outburst Flood and Debris Flow Occurs at Mount Rainier National Park
A glacial outburst flood and debris flow occurred at Tahoma Creek in Mount Rainier National Park on Thursday, August 13. Some damage to Mount Rainier’s Westside Road was reported on Thursday. The Westside Road will be closed at least through the weekend as the park continues to monitor Tahoma Creek and assess damage to the road and area trails.
August 10, 2015
Commercial Use Authorization Program and Commercial Non-Profit Special Use Permit Program - 2016-2017 Applications Now Open
Applications can now be requested for the Commercial Use Authorization program for 2016 and 2017 and the Commercial Non-Profit Special Use Permits program for 2016. The CUA application packets are available for download from the park website.
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
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.
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.
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.