Mount Rainier National Park photo

Mount Rainier National Park

Location
Washington
Formed
March 2, 1899
Area
236,381.64 acres
(956.6 km2)
Visitors in 2017
1,415,867

Mount Rainier National Park is a United States National Park located in southeast Pierce County and northeast Lewis County in Washington state. It was established on March 2, 1899 as the fifth national park in the United States. The park encompasses 236,381 acres (369.35 sq mi; 956.60 km) including all of Mount Rainier, a 14,411-foot (4,392 m) stratovolcano. The mountain rises abruptly from the surrounding land with elevations in the park ranging from 1,600 feet to over 14,000 feet (490 - 4,300 m). The highest point in the Cascade Range, around it are valleys, waterfalls, subalpine meadows, old-growth forest and more than 25 glaciers. The volcano is often shrouded in clouds that dump enormous amounts of rain and snow on the peak every year.

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Visitor Centers

Ohanapecosh Visitor Center
Henry M Jackson Visitor Center
Sunrise Visitor Center

Airports Nearby

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
94.6 mi / 2 hours 13 mins

Towns Nearby

Ashford
23.4 mi / 40 mins
Seattle
103 mi / 2 hours 23 mins

Weather Averages

(In Farenheit. Source: NOAA)

* Distances and travel times are calculated to Henry M Jackson Visitor Center.