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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.

  • U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón continues “You Are Here: Poetry in Parks” tour at Mount Rainier National Park on June 21

    June 17, 2024 | 12:32 pm

    Mount Rainier has inspired people for centuries, with artists of all backgrounds seeking to capture the mountain’s awe-inspiring landscape. Ada Limón, the country’s 24th Poet Laureate, will celebrate that legacy at a special event at Paradise, in Mount Rainier National Park, on Friday, June 21 at 5 p.m.

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  • Body of missing skier recovered above Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park

    June 11, 2024 | 12:43 pm

     A team of park rangers recovered the body of a deceased female skier from the base of Pebble Creek’s Moraine Falls above Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park on June 8.

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  • Composer-in-Residence Stephen Lias headlines June events honoring Mount Rainier National Park’s 125th anniversary

    June 5, 2024 | 9:04 am

    As a part of the activities honoring the 125th anniversary of the park’s establishment, Mount Rainier National Park is teaming up with composer Stephen Lias to capture some of the park’s history, scenic beauty, and recreational wonders in a forthcoming musical work for symphony orchestra. Mr. Lias will share his unique process of translating his experiences in national parks into music in a multimedia presentation at the Paradise Inn in Mount Rainier National Park at 7 pm Wednesday, June 5.

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  • Stevens Canyon Road reopens after $45 million facelift

    May 31, 2024 | 11:17 am

    One of Mount Rainier National Park’s most scenic roads has reopened after an extensive $43-million, two-year rehabilitation project funded by the Great American Outdoors Act Legacy Restoration Fund. The project repaired and restored nine miles of the iconic Stevens Canyon Road, which travels through the heart of the park and offers visitors breathtaking views of the rugged alpine landscape.

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  • Seasonal roads reopen and timed entry reservation period begins at Mount Rainier National Park for the popular Paradise Corridor

    May 24, 2024 | 6:00 am

    Mount Rainier National Park timed entry reservations for visits to the popular Paradise Corridor start Friday, May 24, 2024, and run through Monday, September 2, 2024.

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  • Advance timed entry reservations for August through September 2 visits to Paradise and Sunrise Corridors available Wednesday, May 1

    May 1, 2024 | 10:11 am

    Mount Rainier National Park timed entry reservations for visits to the Paradise and/or Sunrise Corridors for dates from August 1, 2024, through September 2, 2024, will be available on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

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  • Advance timed entry reservations for July visits to Paradise and Sunrise Corridors available Monday, April 1

    March 29, 2024 | 8:54 am

    Mount Rainier National Park timed entry reservations for visits to the Paradise and/or Sunrise Corridors during the month of July 2024 will become available on Monday, April 1, 2024. Visitors who wish to plan ahead for a July visit can visit Recreation.gov any time after 8 a.m. Pacific Time starting Monday, April 1, and select their preferred dates and time blocks. Timed entry reservations for the Paradise Corridor starting on Friday, May 24 are also available. Visitors who prefer a more spontaneous visit can enter the park without a timed entry reservation before 7 a.m. or after 3 p.m., or they may choose to wait for a second block of timed entry reservations to be released at 7 p.m. every summer evening for visits on the following day. Entrance passes are required for all visitors accessing any area in the park, regardless of the day and time.

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  • Replacement of Fryingpan Creek Bridge Approved for Mount Rainier National Park

    March 28, 2024 | 9:01 am

    The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has approved a plan to replace the historic Fryingpan Creek Bridge in Mount Rainier National Park with a new bridge that meets current structural and safety standards and provides long-term safe access for park administration and the visiting public. Construction of the new bridge and removal of the existing bridge is planned for 2026–2029 and is subject to funding availability. Construction work is typically confined to the short, snow-free summer seasons.  

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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.

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  • 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