Mount Rainier National Park News
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Parkwide fire ban lifted at Mount Rainier National Park
September 17, 2021 | 12:07 pm
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. This brings the park in alignment with adjacent US Forest Service lands.
Second family of wolverines documented at Mount Rainier National Park
August 24, 2021 | 8:05 am
Mount Rainier National Park and Cascades Carnivore Project are pleased to confirm a second litter of wolverine offspring (called kits) has been born in the park.
Mount Rainier National Park Seeks Public Input on Proposed Air Tour Management Plan
July 30, 2021 | 8:51 am
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are seeking public feedback on a draft Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) that is being proposed for Mount Rainier National Park.
Mount Rainier National Park Accepting Commercial Use Authorization Applications starting September 1, 2021
July 23, 2021 | 12:52 pm
Superintendent Greg Dudgeon announced today that the park will accept Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) applications starting September 1, 2021. The CUA application is now available for download on the park’s website. Please read through the application instructions, including all associated attachments before applying.
Opportunity for public involvement in visitor use management planning for the Nisqually to Paradise corridor
July 19, 2021 | 10:20 am
The public is invited to offer input to the transportation and visitor use management planning process for the Nisqually (Ashford area entrance) to Paradise travel corridor. There will be several opportunities for visitors and stakeholders to provide feedback, share ideas, and impressions regarding potential management strategies for transportation and visitor use issues/opportunities within the park. The Mount Rainier National Park Story Map provides a multimedia overview of important locations and essential questions related to the plan.
Parkwide Fire Ban goes into effect July 23, 2021
July 16, 2021 | 8:15 am
Beginning Friday, July 23, 2021 until rescinded, Mount Rainier National Park will implement a parkwide fire ban for all campfires and the ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans,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.
Mount Rainier National Park Extends Public Comment Period on Lahar Detection and Seismic Monitoring System to July 9, 2021
June 24, 2021 | 12:34 pm
The National Park Service (NPS) has extended the public review and comment period for an Environmental Assessment (EA) that analyzes the proposed expansion of the Lahar Detection and Seismic Monitoring System at Mount Rainier. The EA is available for review and comment through July 9, 2021 at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website.
Visitor Fatality and Recovery at Paradise
June 16, 2021 | 4:35 pm
Rangers and Mountain Rescue volunteers today recovered the body of an individual who fell through a snow bridge at Paradise yesterday. The individual, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of family, was found at the bottom of a steep drainage under 8-10 feet of snow.
Mount Rainier National Park Announces Environmental Assessment Review and Comment Opportunity for Lahar Detection and Seismic Monitoring System
May 27, 2021 | 9:30 am
The National Park Service (NPS) has released an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Lahar Detection and Seismic Monitoring System at Mount Rainier for public review. The EA is available for review and comment through June 25, 2021 at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website.
Chinook and Cayuse passes to reopen Friday, May 28
May 25, 2021 | 8:24 am
State Route 410/Chinook Pass and State Route 123/Cayuse Pass through Mount Rainier National Park will reopen for the season by 8 a.m. Friday, May 28, in time for Memorial Day weekend.