Mount Rainier National Park


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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)
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Soon after you cross White Pass, go north 4 miles on State 123 to the Stevens Canyon entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. Less than 1 mile west on State 706, pull off at the turnout beside the Ohanapecosh River.
Not the 14,411-foot-high Mount Rainier, center of Mount Rainier National Park, and so far from any other mountain that it seems to own the entire sky.
A blizzard forced Mount Rainier National Park officials on Friday to suspend a brief search for four people stranded on the volcano southeast of Seattle, a park spokeswoman said.
4 months ahead WASHINGTON Mount Rainier National Park. Four months ahead, book rooms at Paradise inn ($45 to $68), open May 22 through October 6, 1991; or at restored National Park inn ($40 to $62), open year-round.
The White River and Sunrise areas of Mount Rainier National Park remain closed due to the unpredictable fire behavior of the Norse Peak Fire.
- A Mount Rainier National Park spokeswoman has identified a climber killed Tuesday when he fell more than 100 feet into a crevasse on the Washington peak.
Two hours north, Mount Rainier National Park, another volcano in the Pacific "Ring of Fire," has a budget of more than $12 million.
Because it's so close to I-5 on the west and I-82 on the east, most visitors to Washington's Mount Rainier National Park come and go in a day.
Presolicitation: Solicitation for award of three (3) concession contracts for the operation of mountaineering guide and related services within mount rainier national park
Previously, he was superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park and the chief biologist of the North Cascades National Park in Washington state.
This past November, more than 18 inches of rain fell in 36 hours, flooding Mount Rainier National Park and causing more than $36 million in damage.