Enumclaw Courier-Herald


Mount Rainier National Park service celebrates 97th birthday

August 25, 2013 · Updated 6:31 PM


Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King advises that in honor of the 97th birthday of the National Park Service on Aug. 25, all entrance fees to Mount Rainier National Park will be waived for that day. Entrance fees will also be waived at National Park Service areas throughout the country.


Park visitors are invited to celebrate the beauty of the park on this fee-free day by enjoying a nature walk, naturalist programs, or earn a Junior Ranger badge while visiting the park.


Wildflowers are still in bloom throughout the park, so visitors should bring their cameras to capture the beauty.  Please be sure to stay on the identified trails to avoid damaging the wildflower meadows.


With Labor Day approaching park visitation numbers begin to decrease as families end their vacations and children return to school.  Some park areas will begin scaling back their seasonal operations after the Labor Day holiday on September 2.  This is still a great time to plan a park visit, when crowds are smaller and fall colors begin their show.


For up-to-date information on post-Labor Day schedules, visit the park’s webpage at www.nps.gov/mora. Recorded information is available by calling 360-569-2211 or via the park’s social media pages at:








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