No water/restrooms at Paradise - 10/23/14
Due to an issue with the Paradise water tanks, there is no drinkable water and only temporary restrooms at Paradise. Use restrooms at Longmire/Narada Falls instead; drinkable water is available in Longmire. More »
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 »
Support Your Park
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.
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.
Did You Know?
Mount Rainier is the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48 states at 35 square miles of snow and ice with Emmons Glacier being the largest by surface area with 4.3 square miles of ice. The Emmons is best viewed from Sunrise on the NE side of the mountain.