• 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-June, 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 »

Support Your Park

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Discover Your Northwest (formerly Northwest Interpretive Association) operates sales outlets at visitor centers throughout the park, offering publications, maps, posters, videos, children's literature, and other informational materials on Mount Rainier National Park and other parks and forests throughout the Pacific Northwest. See the bookstore for information on purchasing items online or by phone.

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Washington's National Park Fund connects people to parks and inspires contributions of time, talent and money to help ensure that visitors have high quality, memorable experiences in Washington's National Parks.
Volunteer your time and talents at Mount Rainier National Park to help preserve and protect its natural and cultural heritage for the enjoyment of this and future generations.

Never visited Mount Rainier before? No problem! Ask about our public outreach program. Our park rangers can meet you in your school or community center to do presentations, and can help set up a unique adventure for your group at the park itself, which may include hiking, activities for children or families, storytelling around the campfire, or even overnight camping. Learn all about the Mountain in your back yard! Contact Outreach Program Manager Kevin Bacher at 360-569-6567 for details.

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The Student Conservation Association is a nationwide force of high school and college-age volunteers who are committed to protecting and preserving the environment. Through internships, conservation jobs, and crew experiences, SCA members meet environmental challenges while gaining real, hands-on field experience.

Did You Know?

Magenta Paintbrush

The Paradise meadows were once home to a golf course, rope tows for skiers, an auto campground, and rows of tent cabins. All of these activities damaged the meadows, as does walking off-trail. Management practices have changed over the years, and we now protect and restore our precious subalpine meadows.