Picnics in the Park

Grab your checkered tablecloth, pack your basket and enjoy a meal outdoors at one of Mt. Rainier National Park’s four designated picnic areas. Parking and restrooms are available at each area.  Picnic Areas close seasonally during the winter months.

Current Update

• Cougar Rock: CLOSED for the season
• Paradise: open June 16-October 16
• Box Canyon: open May 26-October 30
• Ohanapecosh Campground: CLOSED

A few picnic tables are also located around the park including the Kautz Creek rest area, in the Longmire area, and outside the Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise. Visitors can also find an extensive picnic area behind the Visitor Center at Sunrise.

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