Mount Rainier National Park

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Mount Rainier National Park

(rānēr`, rə–), 235,625 acres (95,395 hectares), SW Wash., in the Cascade Range; est. 1899. The area is dominated by Mt. Rainier, a volcanic peak 14,410 ft (4,392 m) high. The mountain is snow-crowned and has 26 glaciers, offering a challenge to serious climbers; its heavily forested lower slopes are popular with hikers. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Mount Rainier National Park

Address:55210 238th Ave E
Ashford, WA 98304

Phone:360-569-2211
Fax:360-569-2170
Web: www.nps.gov/mora/
Size: 235,625 acres.
Established: Established on March 2, 1899. Wilderness designated on November 16, 1988.
Location:In west-central Washington. Year-round access is via SR 706 to the Nisqually entrance in the SW corner of the park. Limited winter access is available via Hwy. 123 in the SE corner of the park. The Carbon River/Mowich Lake area (NW corner) is accessed via SR 165 through Wilkeson. Summer access is available via Hwy. 410 on the north and east sides of the park.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), lodging, groceries, restaurant/snacks, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, mountain climbing, fishing, cross-country skiing, auto touring, wildlife viewing, ranger-led programs.
Special Features:This greatest single-peak glacial system in the United States radiates from the summit and slopes of Mount Rainier, an ancient volcano. The 14,410' mountain is surrounded by lush old growth forests, subalpine meadows, and a National Historic Landmark District that showcases the log and boulder buildings typical of the "NPS Rustic" style architecture of the 1920s and 1930s.

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Mount Rainier National Park

a national park in W Washington, in the Cascade Range. Area: 976 sq. km (377 sq. miles)