Marked by a huge arch of logs spanning the highway. Two campgrounds provide full accommodations, campsites, and tent cabins. Visitors register and obtain permits at the booth which is connected by a common roof to the caretaker’s cottage of peeled logs.
This 368-square-mile national park commemorates the grandeur of Mount Rainier, the highest peak in Washington at an elevation of 14,410 ft. (4,392 m.) and one of the most active volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors come to this national park for many features, from its old growth forests that date back as far as 200 years, to its numerous waterfalls. There are more than 300 miles of trails across the park, including one that stitches the circumference of the mountain, totaling more than 92 miles. In 1997 it was designated a national historic landmark. The Nisqually entrance to the park is open year-round.