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Mount Rainier National Park News

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  • Many Mount Rainier National Park visitors will need reservations in summer 2024

    January 17, 2024 | 9:10 am

    Mount Rainier National Park visitors will need a reservation to enter the park through the Nisqually, Stevens Canyon and Sunrise/White River entrance stations during peak hours during Summer 2024.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Mount Rainier National Park expands winter recreational access for the 2023/2024 season

    November 8, 2023 | 10:15 am

    Mount Rainier National Park announced updates today to the winter 2023-24 recreation access schedule. Beginning Nov. 15, the park will expand winter public vehicle access to the Paradise area to five days per week on a Thursday through Monday schedule.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Mount Rainier National Park seeks public input on a draft plan to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities

    October 16, 2023 | 10:42 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public feedback on the park’s Draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan (SETP). The Draft SETP documents existing barriers to accessibility, provides recommendations for improving in-park access and proposes timeframes to implement changes. Suggested improvements include upgrades to park structures, programs and services. The document will be available for public review and comment starting Monday, October 16, 2023, through Thursday, November 30, 2023.    

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Parkwide fire ban lifted at Mount Rainier National Park, 9/21/23

    September 21, 2023 | 9:10 am

    Mount Rainier National Park has lifted the parkwide fire ban after consultation with federal fire management officials. Campfires will be permitted at the park’s three campgrounds, including the Ohanapecosh Campground, the Cougar Rock Campground, and the White River Campground.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Twin Firs Fire Contained in Mount Rainier National Park

    August 29, 2023 | 8:28 am

    Mount Rainier National Park officials announce that the Twin Firs Fire has been successfully contained. The Twin Firs Trail has now reopened to the public.  

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Twin Firs Fire Burning in Mount Rainier National Park

    August 27, 2023 | 9:10 am

    A half-acre fire is burning in Mount Rainier National Park, Superintendent Greg Dudgeon announced this morning. The Twin Firs Fire was started by a lightning strike on Friday morning, August 25, and is currently burning in old growth forest about 1200 feet north of the park’s Nisqually Road between Kautz Creek and the Twin Firs Trail.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Mount Rainier National Park parkwide fire ban goes into effect Friday, August 18, 2023

    August 16, 2023 | 10:46 am

    Beginning Friday, August 18, 2023 until rescinded, Mount Rainier National Park will implement a parkwide fire ban for all campfires and the ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans, and barbeque grills. This ban is in place to reduce the risk of human-caused wildland fire area-wide during hot, dry conditions and high fire danger.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Mount Rainier National Park accepting Commercial Use Authorization Applications starting September 1, 2023

    June 7, 2023 | 8:38 am

    Superintendent Greg Dudgeon announced today that the park will accept Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) applications starting September 1, 2023, and Special Use Permits in lieu of Commercial Use Authorizations (SUPilCUA) applications starting October 1, 2023.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Climber fatality and recovery on Mount Rainier , 6/6/2023

    June 6, 2023 | 7:38 pm

    On June 6, 2023, a man matching the description of missing solo climber Dawes Eddy, 80, of Spokane, Washington, was recovered from 11,500' on the Ingraham Direct climbing route.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Climber Fatality and Recovery on Mount Rainier

    June 2, 2023 | 2:18 pm

    At 7:30am on the morning of May 31, 2023, an individual participating in a guided climb on Mount Rainier collapsed near the summit of the mountain.

    Read more at nps.gov