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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 31, 2017
Chinook Pass scheduled to reopen for summer travel at 8 a.m. Friday, June 9
State Route 410/Chinook Pass is scheduled to reopen by 8 a.m. Friday, June 9.

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.

May 09, 2017
Spring opening of SR 123 Cayuse Pass set for Friday, May 19
The spring opening of State Route 123 Cayuse Pass through Mount Rainier National Park is just around the corner. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews plan to reopen the scenic route to vehicle traffic at 8 a.m. Friday, May 19. SR 410 Chinook Pass to remain closed until Memorial Day weekend.

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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