Press Releases

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. ...

Fee-Free Day on Friday, November 27

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. ...

Help Out For Half Off at Northwest Trek

Visitors who bring two or more food items to the wildlife park between Nov. 6 and Nov. 29 will receive half off general admission, and they’ll be making a donation to the non-profit Emergency Food Network at the same time. ...

Hoot ‘N’ Howl and Pumpkin Chomp & Stomp at Northwest Trek

What better way to celebrate fall than with a rare nighttime trek through the forests of Northwest Trek Wildlife Park? The very festive Hoot ‘n’ Howl runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24, and it’s unlike any other event of the year at the 725-acre wildlife park. ...

September Brings Savings for Seniors at Mt. Rainier

Visit Rainier has named September “Senior Savings” month for its visitors, and Northwest Trek, The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, and several lodging properties are discounting their rates up to half off for seniors seeking a fall adventure! ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...