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Picnic Areas at Mount Rainier

Picnics in the Park

Grab your checkered tablecloth, pack your basket and enjoy a meal outdoors at one of Mt. Rainier National Park's four designated picnic areas.  ...
Snowplay at Paradise

Paradise Snowplay Area: Sledding & Tubing

Families with children will enjoy the snow play area at Paradise, north of the upper parking lot -- at least five feet of snow are needed before it can open. It is usually open by mid-December. The Snow Play area is the ONLY place in the park where sledding and sliding are permitted. ...
Bunchberry, Canadian Dogwood

Bunchberry, Canadian Dogwood

Bunchberry, Canadian Dogwood, Cornus canadensis is a slow-growing herbaceous subshrub growing 10–20 cm tall, generally forming a carpet-like mat. ...
Butterwort

Butterwort

Pinguicula vulgaris, the Common butterwort, is a perennial carnivorous plant in the Lentibulariaceae family.  ...
Cinquefoil

Fan-Leaf Cinquefoil

Fan-leaf Cinquefoil is common in higher elevation subalpine areas such as the Sunrise area of Mount Rainier National Park.  ...
Alpine Aster

Alpine Aster

The Alpine Aster is a widespread wildflower often found in drier meadows and stony slopes common in the Sunrise area of Mount Rainier National Park. ...
Alpine Phaceliab

Alpine Phaceliab

Alpine Phaceliab is a rare wildflower that grows in the summer season in the Mount Rainier area. Learn more at VisitRainier.com. ...
Coltsfoot

Coltsfoot

Coltsfoot is one of the first wildflowers to be seen during the spring season in the Mount Rainier area.  ...
Arnica, Broadleaf

Arnica, Broadleaf

Broadleaf Arnica is a common subalpine species; it can be found growing alone or in clustered groups formed from spreading rootstock. ...
Columbine

Columbine

Columbine is a subalpine wildflower that grows in the Mount Rainier area. ...

Bracted Lousewort

The Bracted Lousewort also is known as Wood Betony, this is a subalpine wildflower that can be found in the Mount Rainier area.  ...

Buckwheat, Wild

Buckwheat, Wild, there are many varieties of this species but in general, it is a tough perennial herb which forms mats in gravelly soil.  ...
Snowplay

Paradise Snowplay Area: Sledding & Inner Tubing

Families with children will enjoy the snow play area at Paradise, north of the upper parking lot -- at least five feet of snow are needed before it can open. It is usually open by mid-December. The Snow Play area is the ONLY place in the park where sledding and sliding are permitted. ...
Snowshoe at Paradise

Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks At Paradise

Guided snowshoe walks are weekends mid-December through March. Walks start at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Walks are snowfall dependent. ...