• 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

    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 »

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.
NPS Photo

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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Your Safety
Stock Use Guidelines
Road Status
Special Use Permits
Lodging Accessibility
Camping Keep Wildlife Wild
Where To Eat
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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?

A woman stands between towering snowbanks in 1971, when there were record snowfalls.

1,122 inches, or 93.5 feet (28.5 meters), of snow fell at Paradise over the winter of 1971-1972, setting the world record at the time for measured snowfall in a single year. More...