Sep 13, 201703:13 PMBlog

Fires control allow nat’l park to reopen

Sep 13, 2017 - 03:13 PM

After being closed due to fire activity outside of Mt. Rainier National Park, the Sunrise and White River visitor areas reopened this morning. Facilities in the area, including the White River Campground and area trails, are also open to normal use.

The evacuation level has dropped from a Level 2 to a Level 1, which means to "Be Alert." Fire danger still exists in the greater area, and all personnel and visitors should monitor the situation.

Closures due to fire activity remain in effect east of SR 410 including:

  • SR 410 from Cayuse Pass east to Chinook Pass. A detour is available via US12/White Pass and SR 123
  • Trails on the east side of SR 410 from the Eastside Trail just below Cayuse Pass north, the Eastside Trail east of SR 410, and associated backcountry areas
  • Tipsoo Lake, Chinook Pass, and the Naches Loop Trail
  • The Pacific Crest Trail from White Pass to Snoqualmie Pass

Updates on the fire and additional road, trail and facility closure information can be found at:

            

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