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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Mount Rainier National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Mount Rainier National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Washington and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Mount Rainier National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Washington and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Mount Rainier National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Washington and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 23, 2021
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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 announces opportunity to comment on proposed rule change affecting fisheries management

    January 11, 2022 | 4:13 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) has opened a 60-day public review and comment period on a proposed rule change affecting the implementation of the park’s 2018 Mount Rainier National Park Fisheries Management Plan.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Mount Rainier National Park seeks information on recent break-in and theft of government property

    December 2, 2021 | 2:03 pm

    Mount Rainier National Park is requesting assistance in locating persons responsible for burglary and theft of government property within the park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Mount Rainier National Park Announces Temporary Closure of Grove of the Patriarchs

    November 17, 2021 | 8:22 am

    Deputy Superintendent Kevin Skerl today signed an emergency regulation closing the Grove of the Patriarchs, in the southeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park. The closure is effective immediately and until further notice.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Mount Rainier National Park Announces Temporary Closure of Carbon River Area

    November 15, 2021 | 3:19 pm

    Deputy Superintendent Kevin Skerl today signed an emergency regulation closing parts of the Carbon River area of Mount Rainier National Park. Effective immediately and until further notice, the Carbon River Trail and all attached trailheads are closed to public entry.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Chinook and Cayuse passes are closed for the season

    November 9, 2021 | 8:29 am

    The gates to State Routes 410 and 123 inside Mount Rainier National Park, including Chinook and Cayuse passes, will remain closed for the season after heavy snow and a forecast of more to come.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Mount Rainier National Park awards 10-year contract to sell pre-cut firewood and kindling at Ohanapecosh and White River Campgrounds

    September 22, 2021 | 9:01 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) has selected John P. Squires, a sole proprietor, for award of a new 10-year concession contract to sell pre-cut firewood and kindling within the Ohanapecosh and White River Campgrounds in Mount Rainier National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov