Sunrise area of Mount Rainier opens for the season

Staff writerJune 27, 2014 

The Sunrise area, in the northeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park opened full time Friday for the 2014 summer season. On Saturday, the Sunrise Day Lodge will begin its summer operation.

Sunrise, sitting at 6,400 feet, is the highest point on Mount Rainier accessible by vehicle. Visitors should not that snow remain on the ground, but has been melting rapidly.

Park officials said the Sunrise Visitor Center is scheduled to open full time on July 3.

Operated by Rainier Guest Services, the day lodge provides a snack bar and gift shop for visitors.

On the way to Sunrise, the White River Campground opened Friday for camping. All campsites are filled on a first-come, first-served basis at White River.

Also opening Friday was the Paradise Valley Road.

For updates on current conditions check the park’s webpage, or check the Mount Rainier page on Facebook. Recorded park information is available by calling 360-569-2211.

Jeffrey P. Mayor: 253-597-8640

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