Press Releases

First Moose Calf in 15 Years Wowing Visitors at Northwest Trek

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 ...

Shadows of the Past, August 22 at Longmire

On Saturday August 22nd Mount Rainier National Park will present Shadows of the Past, a “living history” program. Volunteers and staff in costumes will portray important individuals from the park’s past.  ...

Name That Moose!

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 ...

Wildflower Watch 2016 Begins!

  The Mt. Rainier area was voted “Best Wildflower Spot in The United States” and VisitRainier.com is making it as ...

Easter Fun on the Railroad!

It was a sunny Easter Saturday when we arrived at the packed train platform in Elbe, just outside the Mt. ...

Mount Rainier Deferred Maintenance Backlogs Identified

The National Park Service this week released its Fiscal Year 2014 deferred maintenance statistics for national parks. Mount Rainier National Park has a backlog of deferred maintenance projects which totals $298,372,137. ...

Mount Rainier Conditions Update

Effective March 7, 2015, the park will begin providing extended operational hours for the road between Longmire and Paradise. ...

Paradise Snowplay Area Still Lacking Snow

Currently there is between 30 and 40 inches of snow on the ground at Paradise. A minimum of 60 inches is needed to construct the snowplay runs and to provide protection to the fragile Paradise meadows from damage. There is plenty of snow for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing so ...

Welcome Winter Holidays at Mt. Rainier

Cutting the family Christmas tree, wrapping presents fireside in a cozy cabin, snowshoeing, skiing, tubing, and riding a train with Santa are just a few of the activities folks can enjoy this winter and holiday season around Mt. Rainier. ...

Limited Operations & Opening Details at Crystal Mountain

What does “Limited Operations” mean? It means we are not 100% open and hours and services are limited. We plan to remain open daily (weather and conditions permitting) and add more lifts, terrain and services as we get more snow so be sure to stay tuned.  ...
Steam Train

Seniors Save Big In September

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad News Release September 10, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SENIORS SAVE BIG IN SEPTEMBER Good news for passengers ...

Star Party at Paradise

Mount Rainier National Park News Release July 21, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STAR PARTY AT PARADISE (weather permitting): 8:45 PM, ...

Summer Opening Update

Mount Rainier National Park News Release June 13, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SUMMER OPENING UPDATE: With summer and the July ...

Wildflower Watch 2014 Begins

Visit Rainier News Release June 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WILDFLOWER WATCH 2014 BEGINS Mt. Rainier, WA.- As the excitement of ...

Rockfall Closes Westside Road

Mount Rainier National Park News Release April 18, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ROCKFALL CLOSES WESTSIDE ROAD The Westside Road, in ...

Star Party at Paradise

DATE: 10/25/11 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-_Contact: Curt Jacquot, West Area Interpreter, (360) 569- 6577 Star Party at Paradise (weather permitting): 8:00 ...