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General Information

Official Mount Rainier National Park Service website , Trip Planning

Must See. The most in-depth information about Mount Rainier national park

National Geographic Guide To The Mount Rainier National Park

Concise and clear guide about Mount Rainier National Park.

"Unofficial" Mount Rainier National Park Website

By John William Uhler. Very detail information.

When to Go

Best visit time -- Summer: wildflowers are at their best in July and August, Midweek to avoid crowed.

Alert: mountain weather is very changeable.

General Weather Information

Ten Day Weather Forecast


At least two days

Nisqually To Paradise

a half to full day.

Paradise To Sunrise

a half to full day.

A One-Day Itinerary

Recommended by American Park Network.




Total 6 campgrounds with a total of 600 sites are operated by National Park Service.

Sunshine Point Campground (SW) and Ipsut Creek Campground (NW) open year-round.
Mowich Lake Campground (NW) and White River Campground (NE) open from July to mid-Sept, Oct.
All above 4 campgrounds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cougar Rock Campground (SW) and Ohanapecosh Campground (SE) open from Friday of Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis except from late June through Labor Day you are recommended to make a reservation at
The National Park Service Reservation Center.

Official Campground List And Information
Campground Maps

Wilderness Camping Permits are required for all overnight stays in the backcountry. Climbing permits are required for anyone climbing on glaciers or above the normal high camps Both of them may be Requested Online.

Lodges And Hotels: Inside The Park

Paradise Inn

Open later May to early October

National Park Inn

Open year round, Call (360) 569-2275 for reservations.

Lodges And Hotels: Gateway Outside The Park

National Park Official Accommodations Guide


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This Mount Rainier National Park Guide site was most recently updated on 06/08/2005. Keywords: Mount Rainier National Park.