Learn About the Park

An owl with speckled brown and white feathers and dark, shiny eyes.
Still image of a spotted owl taken from a park video.

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Photos and Multimedia

Explore Mount Rainier National Park from anywhere with photos, videos, webcams, and more!

Photo Gallery
Video Gallery
Mount Rainier 360

A glaciated mountain and forested hillsides reflects in the still waters of a pond.
Mount Rainier reflected in Aurora Lake.

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From glaciers and volcanic peaks to river valleys and old growth forest, Mount Rainier creates a wide diversity of environments to experience.

Air Quality
Water Quality
Climate Change
Students grouped around a teacher look up at the forest surrounding them.
Students learning forest ecology at the Mount Rainier Institute.

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Explore, discover, and learn in Mount Rainier National Park, with opportunities for students, teachers, and scientists.

Field Trips
Teacher Workshops
Curriculum Materials

Research Permits
Ongoing and Past Research

Man wearing orange safety vest with "National Park Service Archaeologist" on the back looks at a board with surveying paper taped to it.
A park archaeologist surveys a site for evidence of historic human use.

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History and Culture

Mount Rainier has attracted people to its slopes for millennia, from evidence of prehistoric human use stretching back 9,000 years to the rich history of America's fifth oldest national park.

A car passes over a culvert with a restored historic rock face.
A new culvert, part of the Nisqually-Paradise Road Restoration Project.

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Stay up-to-date about park operations, construction, events, and incidents; or learn about major past events, such as the November 2006 flood.

News Releases

A tent and supplies set up in a campsite surrounded by trees.
A campsite at Cougar Rock Campground.

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Designations, regulations, and management plans of Mount Rainier National Park.

Laws & Policies
Park Planning


Last updated: December 19, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304


360 569-2211

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