COVID-19 Update | Mt. Rainier Region - Visit Rainier
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COVID-19 Update | Mt. Rainier Region


Visitors are urged to please follow CDC recommendations regarding social distancing, mask and facial coverings, and to please respect public lands.

At this time there is no official travel ban in place in the Mount Rainier region. The Mount Rainier region encompasses King, Pierce, and Lewis counties. Click the links below for individual county information regarding case counts etc. 

King County

Pierce County  

Lewis County

For the latest statewide information please visit the Washington State website here.

Q: Is Mount Rainier National Park open during COVID? 

A: Yes. Following guidance from the CDC and state, local, and NPS public health officers, park visitor centers and the Paradise Inn remain temporarily closed. Some park roads are open, along with associated trailheads and restrooms. Some roads normally close for the winter. 

Q: Is Crystal Mountain Resort open during COVID? 

A: Yes. The resort requires advance reservations for skiing, snowboarding, and scenic gondola rides. Face coverings are mandatory at the resort and all guests are asked to follow a Six-Foot-Rule Etiquette. Click here for more information about visiting Crystal Mountain Resort.

Q: Is Northwest Trek Wildlife Park open during COVID? 

A: Yes, online tickets purchased in advance are strongly recommended. Should you purchase tickets on arrival at the gate please notice to ensure contactless transactions cash is not accepted at this time. Face coverings required for anyone 5 and over. Click here for more information

Q: Are lodging properties open? 

A: Yes. Lodging properties, vacation rentals, cabin rentals are independently owned and operated. Most properties list their enhanced procedures on their websites. Please check with the individual property you’re interested in for their specific protocols. 

Q: Do I need to wear a mask? 

A: Masks and facial coverings are required when entering public spaces when you cannot stay six feet (or two meters) away from others. There are exceptions to this rule, please visit the state’s website for more information. Please wear face coverings on more popular heavily trafficked trails so that it is safer to stay on the trail as you pass other visitors. 


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