Starting Friday, September 9, 2022, till rescinded, Mount Rainier Nationwide Park has applied a parkwide hearth ban for all campfires and the ignition of wooden, briquettes, or any gas in hearth pits, hearth pans, and barbeque grills.
This ban is in place to scale back the danger of human-caused wildland hearth throughout essential climate situation, present unhealthy air high quality because of wildfire smoke, and elevated issues associated to close by wildfire exercise. Scorching, dry, and windy circumstances and poor air high quality are anticipated via this weekend.
Emergency street closures are in place as a result of energetic Goat Rocks Fireplace burning exterior the park to the east of the southeast entrance. State Route 123 is closed to journey in each instructions south of Ohanapecosh stopping entry into and out of Mount Rainier Nationwide Park through the southeast entrance. US 12 is closed close to Skate Creek Highway to milepost 151 close to White Cross summit. Ohanapecosh campground and customer heart are open. Apart from the southern finish of SR 123, all roads inside Mount Rainier Nationwide Park stay open.
These actions are in accordance with the Superintendent’s Compendium and 36 CFR §2.13.
Use of transportable, petroleum-filled cooking stoves, heating gadgets, and/or lanterns utilizing liquefied or bottled gas are permissible offered such gadgets could be turned off.
Discharging, or utilizing any sort of fireworks, tracer ammunition or different incendiary gadgets in any location on federal lands is all the time prohibited.
No fires are at the moment burning inside Mount Rainier Nationwide Park. In case you observe smoke or flames contained in the park or on close by lands, please dial 911 or notify a ranger.