Mt. Rainier Webcam

Click on the green letters to check out the webcam at Mt. Rainier ‘s Jackson Visitor’s Center.

Read our articles about Mt. Rainier, including current activities, by clicking into “East to Mt. Rainier” on the menu to the left.

Rising to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape.    It’s the tallest mountain in Washington State, as well as the tallest in the Northwest Cascades.

Mt. Rainier reflected in a lake in the nearby Tatoosh Range. Photo from the National Park Service.
Mt. Rainier reflected in a lake in the nearby Tatoosh Range. Photo from the National Park Service.

An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers.   Sub-alpine wildflower meadows bring color to the icy volcano, while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes.   Wildlife abounds throughout Mt. Rainier National Park.

Mt. Rainier wildflowers at Upper Van Trump Park. NPS photo by Sarah Pigeon.
Mt. Rainier wildflowers at Upper Van Trump Park. NPS photo by Sarah Pigeon.

Native tribes called the volcano “Tahoma.”  During his Pacific Epedition in the 1790s, Captain George Vancouver named the peak “Mt. Rainer,” after his friend Rear Admiral Peter Rainier.

The entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park is fifteen miles from the eastern border of south Thurston County.

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