Press Releases

Winter Vacation Planners

Mt Rainier National Park Announces Winter Operating Hours

Beginning Friday, December 22, the Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise is open throughout the winter on Fridays through Sundays, from 10:00 am to 4:15 pm. In addition, this visitor center will be open December 25-January 1, January 15, and February 19.  ...

Run Wild 5K/8K at Northwest Trek

Run Wild race day at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is fast approaching, September 16, 2017, and there’s still time to register. ...
Mount Rainier above meadows of aster, lupine, paintbrush, and more near Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA.

Mt. Rainier’s Wildflowers Making Their Colorful Debut

Mt. Rainier, WA. - The Mount Rainier area was voted “Best Wildflower Spot in The United States.” And Mount Rainier’s wildflowers are now making their colorful bloom, welcoming park visitors with a vibrant display of color. ...

Rails to Ales

Craft beer lovers, mark your calendars! The annual Rails to Ales event is Saturday, June 3 and Sunday June 4, ...

Mount Rainier National Park – Winter Access Update

Mount Rainier National Park welcomes you to come enjoy the great outdoors this holiday weekend. Winter conditions are arriving, so the park advises visitors to plan ahead and prepare for potential conditions.  ...

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. ...

Centennial Events this Week at Mt. Rainier

In recognition of the National Park Service’s anniversary date of August 25, 1916, throughout the National Park Service entrance fees will be waived for the extended weekend dates of August 25 through August 28. ...

Enjoy Classical Music on the Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park is excited to announce that in celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial Birthday this year, the park will be hosting classical music performances by Music in the American West. ...

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 ...

Babies Galore at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Not only is there a bison herd at Northwest Trek, there are five adorable bison calves, plus bighorn sheep lambs, three beaver kits and gaggles of goslings in the meadows, forests and wetlands  ...

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. ...

Video: Happy Birthday to the National Park Service

The National Park Service is turning 100 this year - and celebrating with a park-inspired version of the Birthday Son! From amazing wildlife, to rangers and even train whistles, everyone and everything is in on the action.! ...

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! ...

Northwest Trek Introduces Kids’ Trek

Nature-inspired playground will provide plenty of exercise along with integrated lessons about how children connect to the natural world through play and awareness of the plants and animals with which we share the Earth at Kids' Trek. ...

Sizzling Romantic Opportunities this Valentine’s Day

Drive out winter’s chill with a little volcanic romance this Valentine’s Day. Various lodging properties and dining establishments around Mt. Rainier are offering sweet specials on dinners and romantic getaways.  ...

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. ...

Northwest Trek Admits Kids Free this December

Annual Winter Break event is set Dec. 26-27, and animals throughout the wildlife park will get treats featuring natural items like fruit cut into ornament shapes, plus evergreen trees and wreaths to explore. ...

Enjoy Winter Holidays at Mt. Rainier

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. ...