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

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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Community Meetings to be Held

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Date: May 29, 2014
Contact: Donna Rahier, 360-569-6501

Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King advises the park has scheduled several local community meetings beginning next week. The meetings are focused on the gateway communities to provide updates on activities and projects ongoing within the park. Meeting dates and locations are: 

  • Enumclaw - Monday, June 2 - 6:30 p.m. at the Enumclaw Library, Rooms 1 & 2
  • Packwood - Tuesday, June 3 - 7:00 p.m. at the Windemere Real Estate office
  • Yelm - Wednesday, June 4 - 7:00 p.m. at the Triad Theater in downtown Yelm
  • Ashford - Wednesday, June 11 - 6:00 p.m. at Whittaker's Mountain Haus

Superintendent King and Deputy Superintendent Tracy Swartout will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. 

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Did You Know?

Gobblers Knob fire lookout.

In the early 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corp constructed fire lookouts throughout the park to help protect the surrounding area from fire. Four historic lookouts still remain in the Mount Rainier National Historic Landmark District including Tolmie, Shriner, Fremont, and Gobblers Knob.