MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK

You will find Mount Rainier National Park in the state of Washington and it’s a real landmark for the state. The active volcano, that’s always covered with snow, is the highlight in mount-rainierMount Rainier National Park, but there is so much more that the park has to offer. The landscape in the park consists out of meadows of wildflowers, forests that are hundreds of years old, lakes, rivers, mountains and more! It’s really worth a visit.

The areas in Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park had 5 different areas that you can visit en where you could stay.

  • mount-rainier-waterfallLongmire
    This was the area where the headquarter of Mount Rainier National Park was located when the national park was established back in 1899. Now a days there is a museum in the former headquarter that’s really interesting. In this part of the park you can also find a visitor center where you can get different permits and more information. Hiking is a popular activity in this part and there are a couple of trails here.
    Other things you will find here are: a hotel, a restaurant and a giftshop.
  • Paradise
    This part of the park is known for the beautifull meadows of wild wildflowers and it truely looks like a paradise during the summer and that’s why this part caries the name Paradise.
    Most of the winter activities in Mount Rainier National Park take place in this part of the park.
    You will find a visitor center here and you can get climbing permits here. Climbing is an great activity that a lot of people enjoy in this part of the park. If climbing is just to much for you there are some wonderfull hiking trails that you could follow.
  • OhanapecoshUpper Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
    In this part of Mount Rainier National Park you will find a really old forest where you could wander around for hours!
    There is a campground in this part of Mount Rainier National Park and there are several picnic areas. Besides that there’s a lake here and different hiking trails.
    During wintertime this part of the park is nog accessible.
  • Sunrise
    The highest point in this park that you can reach by vechicle is Sunrise. On a clear day the sunrise is absolutely breathtaking! You can reach this part of the park from July through October.
    There is a visitor center here that you should visit before exploring this part of the park. You will also find a campground here.
    There is a lake here and you could go hiking because there are a couple of different trails.
  • mount-rainier-sunriseCarbon and Mowich
    One of the fun activities in this part of the park is biking because the road conditions are perfect for biking. You could also go hiking because there are some special trails here for hiking.
    One of the things you shouldn’t miss here is the lake¬† that’s surrounded by meadows of wildflowers. This is also a nice part of the park.

 

Some other activities

-Of course you can do more then just the above. You could go fishing in Mount Rainier National Park. If fishing is something you would like to do you need to visit the visitor center because you need a permit for it.
-Like you’ve read before there are a couple of lakes. The lakes offer kayaking options and it’s a great way to explore the park from the water.
-Climbing is a challenging activity and it gets your adrenalin pumping! A great activity for a daredevil. If this is something you want to do you need to visit the visitor center because you need a permit for climbing.

For more information you can go to the website of Mount Rainier National Park.mountrainier

Campground near Mount Rainier National Park

There is a great KOA campground in the area of the national park. The campground has full hook-ups, a pool, free wi-fi, fishing facilities and much more! For more information you can go to the website of KOA Seattle / Tacoma.


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