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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.

  • 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


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov