Everything you ever wanted to know about Mount Rainier National Park!

As everyone knows, Circumstances are pretty different right now due to the Covid-19 situation. And, the pandemic has disrupted travel to national parks and wilderness areas.

So, if you are planning to visit some of the parks like Mount Rainier National Park, which are open now, you must know everything about it before heading there. How to go there safely and where to go.

Mount Rainier National Park is an American national park located in southeast Pierce County and northeast Lewis County in Washington state. It is open Year-round, but wildflowers are at their best in July and August. It offers various opportunities, activities according to the season.

Some of the famous centers/lodges in Mount Rainier National Park where you can go/stay are:

1) Sunrise:

At an elevation of 6,400 feet, Sunrise is the highest point where people can go by vehicle at Mount Rainier National Park. In summer, mountain meadows abound with wildflowers.

It is open daily from early July to early September and closed in winter. Here visitors will find exhibits, guided interpretive programs, book sales, and a picnic area.

2) Sunrise Day Lodge:

The Sunrise Day Lodge features a snack bar with hearty dining options for the entire family. Here, you can enjoy a mouth-watering cheeseburger hot off the grill, super all-beef hot dogs, deli sandwiches, ice cream cones, and many more. Dine-in or take-out services are also available there.

3) Paradise Jackson Visitor Centre:

It offers exhibits, ranger programs, and films to everyone. In winter, it offers various activities like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sledding.

4) Paradise Inn:

Designated as one of the Great Lodges of the West-Paradise Inn provides a relaxing retreat in Mount Rainier National Park with miles of hiking trails outside the door. It offers modern amenities in all the guestrooms.

5) Longmire Museum:

This museum offers local history, area information, gift shop and also has picnic tables and restrooms.

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