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

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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  • Nisqually to Paradise Delays

    Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. More »

  • High Water & Inclement Weather Create Hazardous River Crossings

    Several Wonderland trail bridges on the White River and Carbon River have been washed out by high water. Be advised that some crossings will need to be forded, and in some cases may be impassable while inclement conditions continue. More »

Our Partners

Discover Your Northwest (formerly Northwest Interpretive Association) offers publications, maps, slides, posters, videos, and other informational materials. Call 360-569-6790.


Washington's National Park Fund Every year millions of people visit Washington state's spectacular national parks: Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic. Since 1993, Washington's National Park Fund has connected people to parks and inspired contributions of time, talent and money. The Fund helps ensure that visitors have high quality, memorable experiences by sponsoring educational, trail and wildlife projects. By securing funding from individuals, corporations, foundations and businesses, the Fund supports park restoration, enhancement and preservation.

Washington's National Park Fund
1904 Third Avenue, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206-623-6063
http://wnpf.org


The Student Conservation Association is a nationwide force of volunteers committed to protecting and preserving the environment. Through internships, conservation jobs, and field crews, SCA members meet environmental challenges while gaining hands-on experience in every conservation discipline. In January 2007, SCA was named to direct volunteer flood recovery efforts at Mount Rainier National park and to assist with public outreach and fundraising. Contact

The Student Conservation Association
689 River Road, PO Box 550
Charlestown, NH 03603-0550
Seattle Office: 206-324-4649



The Mount Rainier Visitor Association is supported by local businesses. Their website offers a year-round lodging and services guide for the local Mount Rainier area.


VisitRainier.com provides information on activities and businesses both in the park and in our gateway communities.


The Nisqually River Council is a forum that promotes and implements programs that restore, maintain, and enhance the Nisqually River watershed to protect its environmental, economic, and cultural health. The Nisqually River originates inside Mount Rainier National Park and flows through the Nisqually Indian Reservation and Fort Lewis to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge on Puget Sound southwest of Olympia, Washington.


The Puyallup River Watershed Council is a forum that promotes and implements programs that restore, maintain, and enhance the Puyallup River watershed to protect its environmental, economic, and cultural health. The Puyallup River originates inside Mount Rainier National Park and flows through Puyallup and Tacoma to Puget Sound.



The Chinook Scenic Byway is a non-profit organization of diverse stakeholders composed of citizens and agency representatives that work collaboratively to protect and promote the qualities, amenities, features, recreation, and scenic beauty of the Chinook Scenic Byway, a portion of which passes through the northeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park.



The White Pass Scenic Byway is a non-profit organization of diverse stakeholders composed of citizens and agency representatives that work collaboratively to protect and promote the qualities, amenities, features, recreation, and scenic beauty of the White Pass Scenic Byway located along U.S. Highway 12 south of Mount Rainier National Park.

Did You Know?

Trees and lush vegetation in the Carbon River Rainforest.

The Carbon River Valley receives about 70 - 90 inches of rain a year. Abundant rainfall and mild temperatures have created an inland temperate rainforest. Explore the Carbon River Rainforest on the 1/4 mile loop trail and learn about the rainforest ecosystem from exhibits located along the trail.