NPS Centennial

A Centennial Celebration will be held at Mount Rainier on August 25, 2016. Events will be held at four locations: Sunrise, Paradise, Ohanapecosh and Longmire. Activities will be held from 9:00 am-2:30 pm.

At Mount Rainier National Park, the park and community partners are planning many special programs and volunteer activities to highlight what makes the park such a treasured place.

For a century the American people have entrusted the NPS to tell the nation's stories and protect its historic, natural, and recreation features, and to preserve the parks so they may be enjoyed by future generations.

In this centennial year, you are invited to both celebrate this milestone anniversary and to become part of the next generation of park stewards.

See the Calendar for events celebrating the NPS Centennial. Help the national parks look forward to the next century. This is not the end of a century, but the beginning of the next 100 years!

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and we're celebrating all year long! Throughout 2016, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Check out the experiences in this park or search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests. You can also share your national park story at

A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial efforts. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Mount Rainier National Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!



  • Night Skies Over the North Cascades

    The southern portion of the Milky Way over Castle Rock during the Perseid meteor shower in Stehekin.

    Spend an evening in the wilds of North Cascades and you will rediscover the wonder of utter darkness punctuated by the countless points of light that since the dawn of time have ignited the imagination of humanity. Read more

Call to Action Projects 

  • Curatorial Internship

    Two staff wearing protective clothing and glasses work in a laboratory.

    Mount Rainier National Park's Curatorial staff had one intern from Evergreen College who was taught primarily about natural history curation but also did a little cultural history curation. Read more

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Mailing Address:

55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304


(360) 569-2211
Callers to this general park line can choose from a menu that includes recorded information as well as opportunities to talk to a ranger at one of the park's administration or visitor centers. Rangers are only available to answer calls during business hours.

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