|Ranger Led Activities||Special Events||Visitor Centers|
|Longmire||All Year||360-569-2211 Ext 3314|
|Paradise||All Year - limited winter hours||360-569-2211 Ext 2328|
|Ohanapecosh||Summer Only||360-569-2211 Ext 2352|
|Sunrise||Summer Only||360-569-2211 Ext 2357|
Mount Rainier National Park is open year round. Annual visitation exceeds 2 million visitors, with the majority of visitors coming to the park during the months of May through October. Campgrounds and Inns may fill to capacity on sunny summer weekends and holidays, and parking will be difficult to find at Paradise on any sunny summer day. Schedule your summer visit on weekdays, and call for reservations at the Inns. Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis. May and September / October, while cooler and more prone to rain or snow, offer quieter roads and trails and fewer visitors.
Mount Rainier National Park contains vast expanses of pristine old-growth forests, subalpine flower meadows, spectacular alpine scenery, and great opportunity for stimulating outdoor activities. Mount Rainier National Park is the fifth oldest national park in the United States. Mount Rainier has the greatest single-peak glacial system in the United States. Glaciers radiate from the summit and slopes of the 14,411 foot volcano.
All locations and facilities in Mount Rainier National Park are open from 01 July through Labor Day. Most locations are accessible from Memorial Day into early October. Between November or December into May, snow limits vehicle access to the 18 miles of road between the Nisqually Entrance and Paradise (Southwest entrance via Stateroads 7 and 706). The Stevens Canyon road closes when snowfall requires it.
Camping, hiking, backpacking, picnicking, observing wildflower meadows and wildlife from park trails, summit climbing, fishing and horse use are some of the activities that visitors can enjoy when visiting Mount Rainier National Park.
Evening campfire programs, ranger-led interpretive walks, and children's programs, movies and slide programs are presented throughout the park during the summer months. Throughout the winter, guided snowshoe walks are conducted in the Paradise area on weekends. Visitors should check at information desks for current activity schedules.
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