COVID-19 Update | Mt. Rainier Region | Visit Rainier
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COVID-19 Update | Mt. Rainier Region

On March 23, Governor Inslee issued a statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” proclamation, which requires residents to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity, and includes a ban on all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes. Non-essential businesses are closed. The order has been extended to midnight on May 4, 2020.

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State Campgrounds, and most state-managed lands, including Washington State Parks and DNR lands are closed until at least May 4.

Federal lands in Washington State have temporarily closed many roads, campgrounds, and facilities. 

Visitors are urged to please follow CDC recommendations, practice social distancing, and respect public lands. At this time there is no official travel ban in place in the Mount Rainier region however, the stringent public health orders make travel challenging. Travelers are advised many airlines have reduced scheduled flights. Mount Rainier area attractions have closed temporarily, and some lodging properties have or will institute temporary closures. Travelers should consult all of these organizations prior to travel. And abide by public health orders in Washington State, King County, Pierce County, and Lewis County. Travelers are encouraged to assume personal responsibility in exercising recommended safety protocols and practices during this time.

Temporary Closures in the Mount Rainier Region 

  1. Crystal Mountain Resort 
  2. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (Their amazing animals will continue to be well cared for by their veterinary and animal care staff)
  3. Gifford Pinchot National Forest
  4. Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  5. Mount Rainier National Park is closed to all vehicle traffic. Backcountry access only. 
  6. Mount Tahoma Trails 
  7. Pack Forest
  8. Pioneer Farm Museum and Ohop Indian Village
  9. Thunder Dome Car Museum

Area Restaurants and Retail Offering Curb-Side, To-Go and Take-Out

Operating hours are listed if known at the time of publishing. 


  1. Paradise Village (360) 255-0070
  2. Whittaker’s Bunkhouse Café open Friday-Sunday from 8 AM-6 PM (360) 569-2439


  1. Elbe Bar & Grill  (360) 569-2545
  2. Scaleburgers 


  1. Griffin & Wells (Tuesdays & Thursdays) (360) 226-3084
  2. El Ranchito is offering to go services from 3 PM- 8 PM weekdays and 2 PM – 9 PM weekends (360) 802-9625
  3. Leony’s Cellars has 8 wines available by the bottle. Orders may be placed and paid for over the phone to be picked up in person at their Enumclaw location. Person picking up bottle orders must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license. (360) 500-9942
  4. Mazatlan Restaurant (360) 825-3544
  5. The Kettle (360) 825-7033


  1. Cruiser’s Pizza open 12 PM-8 PM Wednesday and Thursday, 12 PM – 9 PM Friday and Saturday, 12:00 PM-8 PM Sunday (360) 494-5400


  1. Carlson Block Pizza (360) 761-7593

Updated April 6, 2020, at 10:21 AM