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    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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  • Expect delays due to road construction.

    Road construction is underway from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. The road has very rough areas. All vehicles should proceed with caution. Mon to Fri expect up to 30 minute delays and slow travel for 7 miles. More »

  • Melting snow bridges and high streamflows create hazards for hikers, skiers, and snowshoers

    Be aware of hidden- and potentially fatal- hazards created by snow bridges and high streamflows on Mount Rainier. More »

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April 09, 2014
Longmire/Paradise Gate Opening Full Time
Effective Thursday, April 10, the gate between Longmire and Paradise will remain open 24 hours. Some overnight closures may still occur during inclement weather periods.

March 26, 2014
Final Weekend to Enjoy Inner Tubing and Snowshoe Walks at Paradise
Sunday, March 30, 2014 is the last day of the season for sledding and snow play in the Paradise area.

March 03, 2014
Weekend hours to be extended on Longmire-Paradise Road
The evening weekend hours on the Longmire-Paradise road will be extended beginning Saturday, March 8.

March 03, 2014
Mount Rainier Tourism Creates $36.8M in Local Economic Benefit
A National Park Service report shows that just over one million visitors to Mount Rainier National Park in 2012 spent $36.8M in communities surrounding the park.

February 18, 2014
Nisqually to Paradise Road Rehabilitation to Begin March 3
Rehabilitation of 17.6 miles of road between the Nisqually Entrance and the developed area of Paradise is scheduled to begin March 3, 2014. Allow extra time when driving through the park for road construction.

February 12, 2014
Fee Free Weekend at Mount Rainier to Celebrate President's Day
Monday, February 17 is President’s Day, a federal holiday. Mount Rainier and other national park areas will be celebrating this holiday with a fee free weekend February 15 through February 17.

January 15, 2014
Snow Play Runs to Open at Paradise
Last weekend’s storms brought the snow depth at Paradise to 112”, providing enough snow to open the snow play runs beginning Saturday, January 18. This weekend the runs will be open through the three-day holiday weekend.

December 18, 2013
Mount Rainier Staff Prepare to Welcome Holiday Visitors
Due to insufficient snow depth the Paradise snow play runs will not open as scheduled this weekend. Snow depth is currently 59% of normal.

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.

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.

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.

February 16, 2011
Rehabilitation of 10 miles of Stevens Canyon Road planned in 2011, 2012 and 2013
Outlines plan to rehabilitate Stevens Canyon Road.


Did You Know?

Floyd Schmoe, Mount Rainier's first full-time Park Naturalist.

Floyd Schmoe was Mount Rainier's first full-time Park Naturalist. In 1923, he launched the park's "Nature Notes", a series of writings on various park-related topics. There are hundreds of editions of the notes in the park's collection, all of which are accessible through the Mount Rainier History & Culture webpage: More...