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 »
Keep Wildlife Wild Event 9 AM - 2 PM on Saturday, August 6, 2011.
Contact: Sarah Yates, Wildlife Department, 360-569-6774
Mount Rainier National Park will host its third annual Keep Wildlife Day on August 6th, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in an effort to educate visitors on wildlife and the impacts we have on them. The day will focus on wildlife protection and education to keep Mount Rainier's wildlife wild.
The day will be celebrated with a number of short educational programs in the Paradise area. Interpretive rangers and biologists will present talks on native wildlife throughout the day. Activities will be provided for children to explore the interesting world of wildlife through artistic expression.
Schedule of Events
The Cascade Red Fox: Washington's Unique and Little-known Carnivore - 9:00 a.m. - Paradise Inn lobby
The Karelian Bear Dog Program - Hourly - Outside Jackson Visitor Center
The Birds of Paradise - 9:30-11:30 a.m. & 12:00-2:00 p.m - Outside Jackson Visitor Center
Wild Lives: Tales of the Wildlife at Mount Rainier - 1:00 p.m. - Paradise Inn lobby
At the Paradise Inn
Mount Rainier's wildlife biologist Ellen Myers will be presenting an instructional exhibit showcasing wildlife-proof food storage methods.
Craft activities with a wildlife theme will be hosted by the Mount Rainier National Park Education Department in a children's corner.
More information about Mount Rainier's Keep Wildlife Wild program is available on the website. For general park information call 360-569-2211.
Did You Know?
About 5,600 years ago the summit and northeast face of Mount Rainier fell away in a massive landslide accompanied by volcanic explosions. The Osceola Mudflow, a towering wall of mud and rock, thundered down the White River Valley where it deposited 600' of debris eventually reaching the Puget Sound.