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Mount Rainier National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Mount Rainier National Park - News section for more.

  • 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

  • Mount Rainier National Park seeks public input on a draft plan to implement timed-entry reservations during peak visitation

    April 26, 2023 | 12:03 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public feedback on a plan to implement a timed-entry reservation system at three park entrances during peak visitation hours during the summer months.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Mount Rainier National Park seeks public input on an environmental assessment to replace historic Fryingpan Creek Bridge

    April 5, 2023 | 12:01 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is seeking public input to replace the historic Fryingpan Creek Bridge and address findings that were documented in a 2020 report identifying structural deficiencies.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Mount Rainier National Park to move to cashless fee collection starting May 26

    March 8, 2023 | 8:26 am

    Beginning May 26, Mount Rainier National Park will transition to a fully cashless fee system and will accept only electronic card payments for entrance fees and campgrounds.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Mount Rainier National Park seeks housing to lease for staff

    February 17, 2023 | 2:47 pm

    Mount Rainier National Park is seeking housing to lease for park employees during the park’s peak visitation period (April to November) and is inviting rental property and business owners to submit leasing proposals by February 28, 2023.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Mount Rainier National Park will remove special fishing regulation from the Code of Federal Regulations to conserve native fish populations

    January 20, 2023 | 8:26 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) has published a final rule in the Federal Register to help the implement the Mount Rainier National Park 2018 Fish Management Plan.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Mount Rainier National Park Announces Winter 2022-23 Recreational Access Changes

    November 29, 2022 | 9:00 am

    Mount Rainier National Park announced updates today to winter 2022-23 recreational access, including changes to the Paradise access schedule. Beginning today, November 29, the park will maintain public vehicle access to Paradise on Saturdays and Sundays, but due to staffing limitations the road will be closed to public access during the week. The Longmire area will continue to be open seven days a week barring any major storm events. Park staff will continue to revisit the Paradise access schedule should staffing levels change during the winter season.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • SR 410/Chinook Pass and SR 123/Cayuse Pass close for the season

    October 26, 2022 | 4:31 pm

    The gates to State Routes 410 and 123 inside Mount Rainier National Park including Chinook and Cayuse passes, are closed for the season after a foot of early season snow and a forecast of more snow and lower than average temperatures.

    Read more at nps.gov