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-July, all services at the Kautz Creek parking and picnic area are closed through the week. Limited parking on Sat & Sun. More »
Commercial Use Authorization Program and Commercial Non-Profit Special Use Permit Program
Contact: Jan Crosetto, CUA Office, 360-569-6514
Contact: Mary Wysong, Concessions Management Office, 360-569-6505
Superintendent Randy King announced today that applications can now be requested for the Commercial Use Authorization program for 2014 and 2015 and the Commercial Non-Profit Special Use Permits program for 2014. New this year, the CUA application packet is available for download from the park website. Please see links below.
Special Use Permits (Non-Profit SUP)
Commercial Non-profit SUPs will be issued to non-profit entities on a first-come, first-served basis. Non-profit SUPs are for one-year and will continue to be limited under this program. Non-profit SUPs are available for single trip guided summit attempts, guided summer overnight hiking trips, winter guiding activities, and use of drive-in campgrounds.
Organizations that have 501(c)3 non-profit status and in-park activities that are commercial in nature can apply for a Commercial Non-profit SUP. Examples of criteria used to determine if a non-profit organization falls into the Commercial Non-profit category are:
CUA Application Packets
Please read the Application Instructions and Appendix for your activity before applying for a CUA. Applications must be mailed to the park; emailed applications will not be accepted. All items listed on your activity's Appendix Checklist must be included with your signed application to qualify for a CUA.
The 2014-2015 Climbing and Photography CUA Application packets can be downloaded from the park's website at: http://www.nps.gov/mora/parkmgmt/commercial-services.htm.
Commercial Non-profit SUP application packets can be requested by e-mailing Jan Crosetto or calling 360-569-6514.
Did You Know?
Mount Fuji in Japan is Mount Rainier's sister mountain. Visitors from Japan have noted a strong resemblance between the two volcanoes. Mount Rainier is honored to have a contingent of volunteers from Japan come to the park each year for two weeks to work on a project.