Answers to Common Questions

A meadow rover volunteer is talking to a visitor on a trail in the Paradise area.
A volunteer answers a visitor's questions while hiking.

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Mount Rainier National Park receives visitors from all over the world. Many have questions about practical issues and needs. Some wish to know about ways to enjoy the park. The information you provide them is important to their visit and can help them to have a satisfying and enjoyable experience. Along with the other pages of this resource, the following may help you answer questions frequently asked by visitors:

Questions about driving
Dining and lodging
Park facilities
Places to go
What is there to do in the park?
Weather, snow, webcams
FAQs and miscellaneous



Visit Rainier - A visitor association site which promotes tourism surrounding the park.
Mount Rainier Visitor Association - A visitor association site which promotes tourist facilities on the southwest side of the park.
Seattle Visitor Guide - Information on activities, lodging, food and tourism in the Seattle area.
Washington State Travel and Tourism - A travel and tourism site for the state of Washington.


Park facilities

Dates and times picnic areas, visitor centers, lodging, campgrounds and roads are open.
Location of accessible facilities in the park
There are no shower or laundromat facilities inside the park. There are some showers and laundromats outside the park.


Other sources for answering questions

The Tahoma News - Source of seasonal information on facility hours, activities, and contact information.
Latest news releases - Information about what's happening in the park.
A place name gazetteer to Mount Rainier National Park (pdf).
Volunteering in the park and photos of volunteers in action.


Last updated: November 8, 2019

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