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

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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  • 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 »

Things To Know Before You Come

Behind a meadow at Paradise, the snow capped Mount Rainier is just visible.
The snow-covered top of Mount Rainier is visible behind a colorful wildflower meadow at Paradise.
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Mount Rainier National Park offers excellent opportunities for adventure, exploration, learning, and just plain having fun! The secret to a great visit? Staying safe! Ensure a great visit by using the links below (or in the left-hand side navigation bar) to learn about Mount Rainier.

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When planning a visit to Mount Rainier, remember to :

Pay Attention to the Weather
Be aware that mountain weather is very changeable. When planning your visit, check the weather forecast. Carry extra clothing, rain gear, and a tent for protection against storms anytime you visit.

Prepare and Take Care
Bring the Ten Essentials with you and know how to use them. Tell someone your travel plans so they can notify the park if you fail to return. Do not travel alone. If visibility is poor, do not travel at all. Taking these few precautions could save your day...and your life!

Did You Know?

June 1945:  President Harry Truman plays the piano in the Paradise Inn lobby.

In June 1945, President Harry Truman visited Mount Rainier National Park, dined at the Paradise Inn and played a song on the Inn's piano. This piano and other notable items are preserved today in the Paradise Inn, part of an effort to maintain the park's rich historic legacy. More...