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 to Hold Fisher Reintroduction Live Q&A Facebook Event
Park neighbors, partners, and the public are invited to join a Facebook chat to learn about fisher reintroduction into Mount Rainier National Park. On March 27th, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (PDT), Wildlife Ecologist Mason Reid will answer questions live via Facebook on the park's plans to reintroduce fishers to their historical range.
To participate, select "Going" or "Maybe" on the fisher special event page on the park's Facebook page.
The Pacific fisher (Pekania pennanti) has been considered extirpated (absent) from the North and South Cascades of Washington State since the mid-1990s. To restore this species to its historical range in Washington State, Mount Rainier and North Cascades national parks are teaming up with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to reintroduce this species to the North and South Cascades. Mount Rainier plans to reintroduce fishers over a period of two years beginning this year. Scientists will monitor and study the reintroduced fishers over the following three years to understand their movements, survival, reproduction, and establishment of home ranges.
Learn more about fishers and their reintroduction to the park by attending the event.
Did You Know?
In 2012, 1,804 volunteers contributed 74,615 hours of service to Mount Rainier National Park. Find out how you can volunteer at Mount Rainier. More...