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

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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    Due to major road work the Nisqually Rd will be closed, 9:30 pm to 4:30 am, from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. On Aug 4-5 and if necessary Aug 6, no traffic will enter or exit the park via the Nisqually Road. Use Stevens Canyon Road during closure. More »

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Images of the Flood of 2006

Broken roadway and landslide debris

Landslide wreaks havoc on SR123.

Debbie Hannevig

Slide Show Presentations
Rangers at Mount Rainier National Park have created several slide show presentations to explain the storm damage, recovery efforts, and long-term implications for park management.

Flood Damage
PDF(6.98 MB)
November 2006

The Big Picture
PDF
(18.8 MB)
February 2007

Videos

After the Flood:
High Resolution (18.4 MB) or Low Resolution (2.33 MB)
Created November 10, 2006. Visit the the former site of Sunshine Point Campground with Superintendent Dave Uberuaga and Hollis Barnett, a long time local resident of the Nisqually Entrance area.

The Emergency Operations Center (1.21 MB)
Created November 11, 2006. Footage of the Longmire Emergency Operations Center, undermined by the Nisqually River.

Damage to Emergency Operations and Riverbed Debris (3.44 MB)
Created November 11, 2006. Close-up of the damage to the Emergency Operations Center and riverbed debris, as viewed from across the Nisqually River.

 
Photos
Choose an album below to view images of flood damage and recovery efforts throughout the park. High resolution versions are included for use in publications, and should be credited to the National Park Service.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Did You Know?

Mount Rainier summit with Mount Adams in the distance.

At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the highest peak in the Cascade Range. From various locations around the park you can see four other Cascade volcanoes: Mount Saint Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Baker, and Glacier Peak. On a clear day, you can see the tip of Mount Hood, in northern Oregon, from Paradise Meadows.