• 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 »

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
Fisher Restoration Plan Environmental Assessment
The Fisher Restoration Plan proposes to reintroduce 80 fishers (Penkania pennanti) over two years to Mount Rainier and North Cascades National Parks. The National Park Service is seeking public review and comment on the Fisher Environmental Assessment (EA) through October 15, 2014. To see the full plan and provide comments, go to www.parkplanning.nps.gov/RestoreFisher. See the news release for additional information about the commenting process.

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?

A woman stands between towering snowbanks in 1971, when there were record snowfalls.

1,122 inches, or 93.5 feet (28.5 meters), of snow fell at Paradise over the winter of 1971-1972, setting the world record at the time for measured snowfall in a single year. More...