US 12 and SR 123 near Packwood and Mount Rainier National Park Reopen - Visit Rainier
Photo showing smoke from the Goat Rocks Fire

US 12 and SR 123 near Packwood and Mount Rainier National Park Reopen

On September 12, 2022, both US 12 and SR 123 in Lewis County reopened following a closure due to the Goat Rocks Fire.

The fire remains active and travelers through these areas should expect smoky conditions and be prepared in case further closures should be necessary.

Please continue to be alert for emergency personnel, slow down and give crews room to work. 

September 9, 2022 Updates on the Goat Rocks Fire and Traveler Advisories

Both directions of US 12 between Skate Creek Road (milepost 131.4) in Packwood at the White Pass Summit (milepost 151) are now closed due to smoke from the Goat Rocks Fire burning near Packwood, making visibility difficult. Crews have also closed both directions of State Route 123 between US 12 and south of the Ohanapecosh Campground in the Mount Rainier National Park.

With hot, dry, windy conditions in the forecast this weekend, it is too soon to tell when the highways will reopen.

With evacuations in the area, local traffic is allowed on these highways. Commercial vehicles are prohibited in the Mount Rainier National Park.

Travelers are asked to avoid the area to provide access for emergency vehicles and evacuees.

With US 12 closed it is not possible to enter or exit via SR123 in the Stevens Canyon Entrance in the southeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park. Please be prepared to enter/exit the park on SR410 to the north or east (Chinook Pass), or southwest on SR706 (Nisqually Entrance/Ashford).

Published 9/9/22 at 6:23 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is there a wildfire inside Mount Rainier National Park? No. The Goat Rocks Wilderness area is part of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Click here for more info.
  2. Is Mount Rainier National Park still open? Yes. Use the Nisqually or White River Entrances. Avoid the Stevens Canyon Entrance until further notice. 
  3. What’s current visibility like? Regional webcams can provide helpful insight. 


Availability 9/9 thru 9/13 (as of 6:24 PM on Friday)


  1. Alpine Inn at Crystal Mountain
  2. Alta Crystal Resort in Greenwater
  3. Carbon Country’s Shady Rest Bed & Breakfast in Wilkeson
  4. Crystal Chalets at Crystal Mountain 
  5. Enumclaw RV Campground
  6. Guesthouse Enumclaw
  7. Mounthaven Resort in Ashford
  8. Rodeway Inn in Enumclaw
  9. Silver Skis Chalet at Crystal Mountain
  10. Stone Creek Lodge in Ashford

SOLD OUT ON 9/9 and 9/10 See Notes for Future Availability

  1. Alexander’s Lodge (available starting 9/11)
  2. Bear’s Den
  3. Betsy’s Cabins (has 1 cabin available 9/13)
  4. Blue Ox Basecamp
  5. Buchanan’s Bunkhouse
  6. Camp Alder (available 9/11-9/13)
  7. Chalet (available 9/11-13)
  8. Coho Cabin (available 9/11-13)
  9. Copper Creek (available 9/11-9/13)
  10. Cornerstone Cabin
  11. Crystal Moon Cabin
  12. Dancing Bear Lodge
  13. Deep Forest Cabins
  14. Deer Hideout in Ashford
  15. Emmon’s Suite at Ashford Lodge (available 9/11-9/13)
  16. Four Stone Lodge
  17. Front Lodge (sold out 9/10 but available 9/11-9/12)
  18. Gateway Inn
  19. Glowing Pines Log Cabin
  20. Goldilocks Cabin
  21. Happy Tails Cabins & Yurts
  22. Hebe’s Hideout
  23. Huckleberry
  24. Indian Henry’s
  25. Lindgren Haus
  26. Lazy Bears
  27. Little Bears
  28. Little Elk Cabin
  29. Little Feet Retreat
  30. Little Fir
  31. Little Red at Rainier
  32. Mill Village Motel (availability starting 9/11)
  33. Mountain Meadows Inn & Chalet
  34. Mount Rainier Retreat (availability starting 9/13)
  35. National Park Inn
  36. Nisqually Lodge (1 room available 9/11-9/13)
  37. Paradise Inn
  38. Paradise Village
  39. Red Chalet
  40. River’s Edge
  41. Running Deer Chalet
  42. Sherpa Cabin at Altimeter
  43. Squirrel Run
  44. Starry Nights
  45. Stormking Cabins
  46. Tahoma Lodge
  47. The Large Lodge (available 1 night 9/11)
  48. The Nest at Left Foot Farm
  49. The Tiny House at Rainier BaseCamp
  50. Three Bears
  51. The Overlook
  52. Trout House
  53. Vine Maple
  54. Wellspring Cabins
  55. Westwood Chalet
  56. Whittaker’s Bunkhouse (availability starting 9/11)
  57. Wonderland Lodge