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October 19, 2017
Winter Closures at Mount Rainier National Park
Several park roads have closed for the winter season. Park visitors are reminded to prepare for winter road conditions.

September 21, 2017
SR410 and Area Trails Reopen While Winter Arrives in the Backcountry
The entire SR 410 corridor is now open after being closed due to fire activity outside the northeast boundary of the park. Associated trails are also open to normal use with the exception of the Pacific Crest Trail north of Chinook Pass.

September 13, 2017
Sunrise and White River Areas Reopen: Evacuation Drops to Level 1
After being closed due to fire activity outside of the park the Sunrise and White River areas reopened this morning at 8:00 am. Facilities in the area, including the White River Campground and area trails, are now also open to normal use. Closures due to fire activity remain in effect east of SR 410.

September 12, 2017
Mount Rainier National Park Releases Its Fish Management Plan Environmental Assessment for Public Comment
Public comment is invited regarding the implementation of a Fish Management Plan at Mount Rainier National Park.

September 08, 2017
White River and Sunrise Areas of Mount Rainier National Park Remain Closed
The White River and Sunrise areas of Mount Rainier National Park remain closed due to the unpredictable fire behavior of the Norse Peak Fire.

September 05, 2017
Mount Rainier Closes White River and Sunrise Areas of the Park
Effective immediately, Mount Rainier National Park has closed the northeast portion of the park due to the unpredictable fire behavior of the Norse Peak Fire.

August 29, 2017
Mount Rainier National Park Valor Memorial dedicated August 25
A new memorial was dedicated at Mount Rainier National Park on Friday, August 25, 2017- the 101st anniversary of the National Park Service. The memorial honors four people who lost their lives in the park while in the act of saving or rescuing others.

August 19, 2017
Pebble Creek Recovery
Mount Rainier National Park successfully recovered the body of a 30 year-old Washington man who, on July 3, had fallen into a hole above Pebble Creek while descending on skis from Camp Muir.

August 17, 2017
State Route 410 East of Chinook Pass Remains Closed
State Highway 410 remains closed between the Chinook Pass summit (milepost 69) and Hells Crossing (milepost 84) due to fire activity outside the park in the Norse Peak Wilderness. The section of Highway 410 in Mount Rainier National Park, including the Tipsoo Lake area is open.

August 16, 2017
Mount Rainier National Park Offers a Special History Program
On Saturday evening, August 19, 2017, Mount Rainier National Park will present Shadows of the Past, a special living history program in the park at Longmire.

August 04, 2017
2017 Commercial Use Authorizations & Special Use Permits
Mount Rainier National Park will accept Commercial Use Authorizations for 2018-2019 starting September 1, 2017.

July 17, 2017
Emmons Glacier Search and Rescue, July 2017
On Sunday July 16th, Mount Rainier National Park search and rescue crews responded to a report that a skier had fallen into a crevasse on the Emmons Glacier near 12,800 feet elevation.

July 14, 2017
Hiker Caught in Rockfall off Eagle Peak Trail
On Thursday, July 13th, an unresponsive hiker was extracted by helicopter from the vicinity of the Eagle Peak Trail in the Tatoosh Range of Mount Rainier National Park.

July 07, 2017
Update on the Pebble Creek Search and Rescue (SAR)
Mount Rainier National Park rangers continue to search for a 30-year old male from Washington State who fell in a hole in the snow over the rushing waters of Pebble Creek on Monday during a ski descent from Camp Muir to Paradise. Conditions remain very hazardous and independent parties are discouraged from attempting searches in the area.

July 04, 2017
Search and Rescue Operations at Pebble Creek
Searchers have been unable to locate a skier who is believed to have fallen through a snowbridge into Pebble Creek on July 3, 2017.

June 30, 2017
High Visitation Expected Throughout the Summer
As we the July 4th weekend, Mount Rainier National Park is already been experiencing high visitation, creating long wait times at park entrance stations, heavy traffic on park roads, and congested parking lots. Visitors to Mount Rainier National Park are encouraged to visit on weekdays and arrive in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid long waits at entrances and move easily to find a parking spot.

June 30, 2017
Trail cameras show first evidence of fishers born in the South Cascades
Grainy images of a young female fisher with her kit provide the first evidence that this rare forest carnivore is reproducing in the South Cascades, where state, federal and non-profit organizations are working to reintroduce them.

June 05, 2017
Mount Rainier National Park has released Paradise Cellular Environmental Assessment for Public Comment
The National Park Service has prepared an Environmental Assessment that considers the issuance of right-of-way permits to Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and AT&T that would allow co-location of a limited range Wireless Communications Facility (WCF) in the Paradise area. This Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates two alternatives: a no action alternative and an action alternative. Public comments on this plan are accepted from June 5-July 19, 2017.

June 01, 2017
Gibraltar Rock SAR
A climber stranded at the top of “Gibraltar Rock” on the south side of Mount Rainier was hoisted to safety by a joint Army Reserve / Air Force team flying a Chinook helicopter out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord this afternoon. The rescue occurred almost 24 hours after the climber separated from his party near the summit.

May 28, 2017
Climber rescued from crevasse on Mount Rainier
Rangers at Mount Rainier National Park today completed the rescue of a climber who fell into a crevasse.

May 19, 2017
SR 123 Cayuse Pass Reopens for the Season
SR123 Cayuse Pass is officially reopened to traffic. Due to a large amount of new snow and avalanche concerns, SR 410 Chinook Pass will remain closed until sometime in June.

April 27, 2017
Mount Rainier Tourism Creates $64.8M in Local Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that nearly than 1.4 million recreation visitors to Mount Rainier National Park during 2016 spent $50.7M in communities surrounding the park with a net impact to the economy of approximately $64.8M.

April 07, 2017
National Park Service Seeks Information on Theft of UTV
The National Park Service is seeking information from the public concerning the theft of a 2011 Polaris Ranger UTV. The theft occurred sometime in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 1, 2017, from Mount Rainier National Park.

April 05, 2017
Mount Rainier National Park receives record number of Wilderness Reservation Requests: halts advance reservations for full-circuit Wonderland trips
On March 31, 2017, Mount Rainier National Park closed its initial two weeks of open reservation requests after receiving 5,900 requests online, more than doubling requests from 2015.

January 23, 2017
Mount Rainier National Park to Accept Online Wilderness Reservation Requests
On March 15, 2017, Mount Rainier National Park will begin accepting online reservation requests for wilderness camping and climbing permits, including overnight trips on the Wonderland Trail.

October 21, 2016
National Park Service Announces Decision to Rehabilitate Paradise Inn Annex and Snow Bridge
A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been issued for the Environmental Assessment for the Paradise Inn Annex and Snow Bridge rehabilitation project. The rehabilitation project will start in August 2017 through 2019.

June 22, 2016
Environmental Assessment for Proposed Plan to Rehabilitate Paradise Inn Annex
The National Park Service has prepared an Environmental Assessment for a proposed plan to rehabilitate the Paradise Inn Annex and Snow Bridge, which is located in the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park. The plan is open to public comment for 30 days.

 

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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