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11.7.16 Hike of the Week: Rampart Ridge

Hike along an old lava flow high above the Nisqually River Valley. While the way is mostly forested, there are a couple of decent views along the trail including a pretty awe-inspiring one of the mountain rising above the Kautz Creek valley.

National Park Service to Rehabilitate Paradise Inn Annex

The Paradise Inn Annex will be closed beginning August 2017 through late spring 2019. This decision and its implementation will complete the rehabilitation of the Paradise Inn and Annex, concluding a project that began with the rehabilitation of the Inn from 2006 to 2008.

Celebrating the Centennial in Two of Washington’s National Parks

Part of the beauty of living in Washington State is enjoying its diverse geography. This was in mind when my preteen and I embarked on a six day, two-park tour to visit Olympic National Park and Mt. Rainier National Park to celebrate the Centennial of the Park Service.

Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial

100 years is a reason to cheer! The official birthday of our National Park Service is August 25, but this is so big we're celebrating all year long. Now is the time to visit our parks. As Stephen Mather, first ...

Visit Rainier Launching Third Series in Centennial GeoTour July 1

Visit Rainier continues to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service by releasing the third series of its Centennial GeoTour this coming July 1. The organization has partnered with Mt. Rainier National Park and Washington State Geocaching Association to create a 100-cache educational GeoTour.

Moose Calf Born at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

“MOOSED” WELCOME NEWS: CALF BORN SUNDAY AT NORTHWEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK Male moose calf is the second birth in less than a year for 4-year-old mom Connie and dad Ellis EATONVILLE, Wash. – Northwest Trek W...

Vote Now! Mount Rainier National Park Vies for Preservation Grant

Mt. Rainier National Park announced today it is participating in Partners in Preservation, a community-based partnership of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in hopes of winning funds to restore a historic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) cabin in the Longmire Historic District to its original use.

2016 Spring Opening Updates

Mount Rainier Superintendent Randy King advises that the park is making good progress on its annual spring opening process, and is pleased to announce many popular roads will open tomorrow, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

SR 410 over Chinook Pass will reopen May 17, 2016

MOUNT RAINIER – A snowy winter didn’t stop crews from plowing through State Route 410 over Chinook Pass and reopening the highway a week ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. Chinook Pass will reopen Tuesday mo...

Win a Set of Mt. Rainier Pints & $50 to the Mint

Win a set of North Drinkware's four handblown, 16 oz pint glasses with a replica of Mt. Rainier molded into the base of the glass and a $50 gift certificate to The Mint Restaurant & Alehouse in Enumclaw.

New Stamp Highlights Mount Rainier National Park Night Sky

A stunning star trail photograph comprised from 200 images was previewed today to celebrate Washington’s Mount Rainier as the 13th of 16 National Parks Forever Stamp series to be revealed over a three-week period to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.

Mother’s Day Weekend Steam Train Ride

Treat mom to the experience of a bygone era as our beautifully restored steam engine winds through the springtime forest and foothills south of Mount Rainier. Tickets for this two-hour excursion include train r...

Centennial Volunteer Challenge Coins

Registered volunteers who contribute 201.6 hours of service between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 can earn a Centennial Volunteer Challenge Coin!

2016 Wilderness Camping to be First-Come, First-Served

Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King reports that the park will process wilderness camping and climbing permits on a first-come, first-served basis only in 2016, including permits for hiking th...

Hours of Operations Update – Roads and Facilities

  Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King advises that beginning Saturday, March 12 the road between Longmire and Paradise will have extended hours of operation. As weather and conditions ...

Winter Returns to the Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park announces winter operations, in preparation for weather conditions and recreation opportunities the winter season provides for visitors.

2016 Mt. Rainier Free-Fee Days Announced

In celebration of Thanksgiving and as a way to encourage healthy outdoor time, Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks will offer free entry to all park areas on Friday, November 27.

A Newborn Moose at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park’s newest resident is just a few days old but is already a popular attraction with visitors. The moose calf, believed to have been born July 17, is sticking close to its mother and has been observed nursing regularly. The calf lives in the park’s Free Roaming Area, where some visitors on the Northwest Trek tram have caught a glimpse of the newborn.

Mount Rainier Fee Increases Approved for 2015

ASHFORD, WA – Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King announces that the park will begin increasing park entrance and camping fees on May 22, 2015. These fee increases, first announced in November...

Fee Increases Proposed For Mount Rainier

National Park Service News Release November 4, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fee Increases Proposed For Mount Rainier   Mount Rainier National Park is seeking feedback on proposed fee increases...

2015 Fee-Free Days Announced

There are nine more reasons to enjoy national parks next year! The National Park Service will offer free admission to every visitor on nine days in 2015.
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