• 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 and Kautz Creek area closure.

    Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. Beginning May 29 to mid-June, all services at the Kautz Creek parking and picnic area are closed through the week. Limited parking on Sat & Sun. More »

  • Melting snow bridges and high streamflows create hazards for hikers, skiers, and snowshoers

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

Park Planning

 

Doing Business with the Park
Current business opportunities with Mount Rainier National Park are posted on the Doing Business With The Park page.

 

Commercial Visitor Services
Approximately 50 companies provide a variety of commercial visitor services in Mount Rainier National Park. These services are limited to those companies that have specific commercial authorizations. Learn more about our Concessioners and Commercial Use Authorizations on the Commercial Visitor Services page.

 

Environmental Assessments
Camp Muir Rehabilitation Plan Environmental Assessment
Chris Lehnertz, Pacific West Region Director, National Park Service, has issued a decision and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Camp Muir Rehabilitation Plan Environmental Assessment (EA). The Camp Muir Rehabilitation Plan EA is available at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/muirea.

Nisqually to Paradise Road Rehabilitation Project Environmental Assessment
Chris Lehnertz, Pacific West Region Director, National Park Service, has issued a decision and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Nisqually to Paradise Road Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment. The environmental assessment is available electronically at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/NtoP.

Air Tour Management Plan Environmental Assessment
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) are now inviting comment from the public, agencies, tribes and other interested parties on the draft alternatives being considered to prepare an Air Tour Management Plan Environmental Assessment for Mount Rainier National Park. FAA and NPS will host three public meetings to introduce proposed alternatives to the public. Click here to access the park's planning website, draft alternatives packet, and public meeting information.

Carbon River Area Access Management Environmental Assessment (EA)
Chris Lehnertz, Pacific West Region Director, National Park Service, has issued a decision and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Carbon River Area Access Management Environmental Assessment (EA). Lehnertz's decision sets the future direction for management of public access to this spectacular area of Mount Rainier National Park. Click here to access the park's planning website and the EA document.


Mount Rainier National Park planning documents are available on the Planning, Environment, and Public Comments (PEPC) - The New Park Planning Website.

 

Management Documents

Did You Know?

Visitor exploring the former Paradise Ice Caves.

For many years, the Paradise Ice Caves were a popular attraction at Mount Rainier. Until the 1980s, visitors could explore passages within the Paradise Glacier which had formed due to seasonal melting of the ice. By the early 1990s, climate change had melted away the last traces of the caves. More...