Nisqually to Paradise delays and Kautz Creek area closure.
Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. Beginning May 29 to mid-July, all services at the Kautz Creek parking and picnic area are closed through the week. Limited parking on Sat & Sun. 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 »
Summertime Ranger-led Programs Return to the Mountain
Contact: Curt Jacquot, 360-569-6578
Mount Rainier National Park is pleased to announce the return of regularly scheduled ranger-led programs. The Ohanapecosh campground is snow-free and rangers have returned to present a variety of daily programs starting Friday, June 17 th. These include Junior Ranger activities, walks and evening programs.
In June at the Paradise Jackson Visitor Center, visitors can join a daily Ranger’s Choice walk at 2 p.m. and on Friday, June 17th there will be an evening program at the Paradise Inn starting at 9 p.m. The complete schedule of daily ranger programs at Longmire and Paradise will begin Friday, July 1 st . The summer schedule of Ranger-led activities is available on the park website at: http://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/rangerprograms.htm
Friday, June 17, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm
Did You Know?
In 1911, President William Howard Taft's touring car was the first vehicle to drive the newly-built road to Paradise. The road was very muddy, and the car had to be pulled through the upper portion by a team of mules. Learn more about Mount Rainier's transportation history at the following link: More...