FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-_
Donna Rahier – Superintendent’s Office-_
Mount Rainier National Park-_
On March 2, 1899, the United States Congress approved an Act to set aside a portion of certain lands in the State of Washington, then known as the Pacific Forest Reserve, as a public park to be known as Mount Rainier National Park.
Today, Mount Rainier National Park celebrates its 112th anniversary as the fifth oldest national park in the United States.