November 07, 2013
Mount Rainier Winter Access Schedule
The park will transition to winter hours of operation and service on Tuesday, November 12, which includes nightly closures of the Longmire-Paradise road.
October 31, 2013
Veterans Day Holiday Weekend 2013 - Fee Free
Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King announces that entrance fees into Mount Rainier National Park will be waived for all visitors to the park from Saturday, November 9, through Monday, November 11 in honor of U.S. Veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces. This is the final fee free weekend for 2013.
October 23, 2013
Fall Visitor Update
Fall update on current road status and park conditions.
October 21, 2013
National Park Service selects Rainier Guest Services, LLC, to operate Lodging, Food & Beverage, Retail, and other commercial services within Mount Rainier National Park
After a highly competitive process, Rainier Guest Services has been selected to be awarded a new concession contract to operate within Mount Rainier National Park.
October 17, 2013
Mount Rainier National Park Welcomes Visitors Back
Mount Rainier National Park is open!
September 27, 2013
Body of missing hiker recovered on Pinnacle Peak
Rangers and Mountain Rescue volunteers at Mount Rainier National Park recovered the body of George Merriam, 66, of Lakewood, Washington today after an overnight search on Pinnacle Peak.
September 20, 2013
Volunteers will work on trails and campground restoration at Mount Rainier on National Public Lands Day, September 28- Entrance fees to be waived.
Mount Rainier National Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 28, 2013, with several volunteer projects open to public participation. Entrance fees will also be waived at all national parks for the day.
September 03, 2013
Mount Rainier Rescue of 3 Canadian Climbers Successfully Utlilizes Helicopter Short Haul System
A SAR operation was carried out on September 1, 2013, to rescue three Canadian climbers who fell on the Emmons glacier.
August 28, 2013
Mount Rainier Celebrates 20-Year Partnership with Japanese Volunteers-In-Parks Association
Mount Rainier National Park staff celebrate with present and past members of the Japanese Volunteers-in-Parks Association (J-VIPA) and thank them for the contributions they have made to the park during the past 20 years.
August 23, 2013
National Park Service Celebrates Its 97th Birthday
In honor of the 97th birthday of the National Park Service on August 25, all entrance fees to Mount Rainier National Park will be waived for that day.
August 15, 2013
North Cascades and Mount Rainier National Parks Seek Public Input on Fisher Reintroduction
Mount Rainier and North Cascades National Parks are teaming up with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to reintroduce the Pacific fisher. The public is invited to comment on the proposed reintroduction plan.
August 01, 2013
Commercial Use Authorization Program and Commercial Non-Profit Special Use Permit Program
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.
July 19, 2013
800 bicyclists expected to ride through Mount Rainier National Park
On Thursday, July 25, RAMROD, an organized recreational bicycle ride, will bring 800 participating bicyclists through the roads of Mount Rainier National Park and surrounding areas.
July 18, 2013
Notification on Search and Rescue (SAR) Response Readiness at Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier National Park currently has a reduced ability to perform upper mountain rescues.
July 10, 2013
Mount Rainier National Park Receives 2013 America's Best Idea Grant from the National Park Foundation
Mount Rainier is one of 34 national parks selected to receive a 2013 America's Best Idea grant from the National Park Foundation.
July 08, 2013
Upper Mountain Rescue off the Emmons Glacier
A climber who fell while descending from the summit of Mount Rainier was rescued on July 7, 2013.
June 28, 2013
Body of suicide victim recovered near Longmire
Rangers recovered the body of suicide victim, identified as Robert J. Congelli, from near Longmire.
May 22, 2013
Rehabilitation of Stevens Canyon Begins Again May 24
On Friday, May 24, 2013, work will resume on rehabilitation of 10 miles of Stevens Canyon Road.
May 09, 2013
Impacts of Sequestration at Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Rainier National Park was required to reduce its annual opening budget for Fiscal Year 2013 by five percent due to the impacts of "sequestration".
March 22, 2013
Mount Rainier National Park Tourism Creates $33M in Local Economic Benefit
A new NPS report for 2011 show that just over one million visitors to Mount Rainier National Park spent $33M in communities surrounding the park. This is part of $30 billion NPS impact that supports 252,000 jobs nationwide.
March 20, 2013
Update on projected Spring opening dates for 2013.
January 14, 2013
Entrance Fees to be Waived Monday, January 21, 2013
Entrance fees to Mount Rainier National Park will be waived Monday, January 21, 2013, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
January 09, 2013
National Park Service Announces Decision to Rehabilitate the Camp Muir Historic District
The National Park Service permits the rehabilitation of the Camp Muir Historic District, including the removal and replacement of non-historic structures at Camp Muir.
October 24, 2012
Mount Rainier's Climbing Fee to Increase in 2013
The climbing cost recovery fee will be increased by one dollar for the 2013 calendar year, and will go into effect on December 1, 2012.
August 29, 2012
Access to State Route 123 via Stevens Canyon Road in Mount Rainier National Park Closed Due to Rehabilitation Efforts on September 4, 2012
From September 4, 2012 until winter closure (typically in November), Stevens Canyon Road will be closed to through traffic while rehabilitation road work continues.
July 16, 2012
UPDATE: Rehabilitation of 10 miles of Stevens Canyon Road in 2012 and 2013 Phase 2 Effort
Work is progression well and involves resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation of Stevens Canyon Road and other related facilities.
May 23, 2012
Rehabilitation of 10 miles of Stevens Canyon Road Planned in 2012 and 2013 Phase 2 Effort
Phase 2 of the rehabilitation of 10 miles of Stevens Canyon Road will continue in 2012 and 2013.
April 18, 2012
Mount Rainier National Park Initiates Flood Mitigation Planning for the White River Corridor, Seeks Public Comments on Issues to be Addressed
Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King has announced that the park is initiating the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the installation of flood mitigation structures within the White River corridor to protect State Route 410, also known as the Mather Memorial Parkway. The park is inviting comments from individuals, organizations and other agencies to help identify the range of issues to be addressed in the EA, as well as potential alternatives for reducing impacts to park resources, visitor access and safety.
December 12, 2011
Mount Rainier National Park has just begun a research project to assess visitor impacts on Cascade foxes.
August 15, 2011
Rehabilitation of 10 miles of Stevens Canyon Road Planned in 2011, 2012, and 2013
Phase 1 of the resurfacing, restoration and rehabilitation of Stevens Canyon Road and other related facilities has been awarded to MidMountain Contractors, Inc, of Kirkland, WA. Phase 1 of the project will occur between August 15 and October 30, 2011. Phase 2 of the project will be taking place between 2012 and 2013.
July 18, 2011
Work begins this week to implement the Carbon River Access Management Plan in Mount Rainier National Park
The Carbon River Access Management Plan will be implemented this week in response to flood damage to the Carbon River Road and Ipsut Creek Campground following the major November 2006 flood event and subsequent flood events as recent as last winter.
February 16, 2011
Rehabilitation of 10 miles of Stevens Canyon Road planned in 2011, 2012 and 2013
Outlines plan to rehabilitate Stevens Canyon Road.