Mount Rainier National Park

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Mount Rainier National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Mount Rainier National Park
US locator map
Location Washington
Nearest city Tacoma, WA
Area[1] 236,381 acres (956.6 km²)
{235,670 acres (953.7 km²) federal}
Established March 2, 1899
Visitors[2] 1,047,685 (in 2007)
Governing body U.S. National Park Service
Website NPS - Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park - Mountain Cam

Mount Rainier National Park is located in west-central Washington. Mount Rainier is an active Cascade volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and glacial ice. The 14,410’ mountain is surrounded by lush old growth forests, spectacular subalpine meadows and a National Historic Landmark District that showcases the "NPS Rustic" style architecture of the 1920s and 1930s.

External Links


  1. NPS Listing of Acreage 9/30/2008
  2. NPS Reports -> Ranking Report -> 2007