Places To Go

Meadow plants form a patchwork of fall colors on a valley slope beneath the Paradise Valley Road.
Fall colors decorate a slope beneath the Paradise Inn. Paradise is one of five developed areas in Mount Rainier National Park. This photo was taken along the Paradise Valley Road on October 18, 2011.

NPS/Chris Roundtree


Mount Rainier National Park encompasses 235,625 acres or 368 square miles. Of that amount, 228,480 acres (97% of the park) has been designated by Congress as Wilderness. The park's National Historic Landmark District includes 2.7% of the park. The park has over 260 miles of maintained trails and 147 miles of roads. The park has five developed areas, with three visitor centers, a museum, and several wilderness and climbing centers and ranger stations. There are three main drive-in campgrounds, and two Inns that provide lodging within the park. Where do you want to go?

Developed Areas:
-- Longmire
-- Paradise
-- Ohanapecosh
-- Sunrise
-- Carbon & Mowich
Staying in the Park:
-- Lodging
-- Campgrounds
-- Wilderness Camping

Many roads and facilities in the park are only open seasonally. Make sure to check Hours of Operation, Road Status and Maps before planning your visit to the park.

Contact the Park

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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