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The Sunrise area, in the northeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park is now open full time for the 2014 summer season. The Sunrise Day Lodge will begin its summer operation starting tomorrow, June 28. Operated by Rainier Guest Services, the day lodge provides a snack bar and gift shop for visitors. The Sunrise Visitor Center is scheduled to open full time on July 3. Sunrise, at an elevation of 6,400’, is the highest point on Mount Rainier accessible by automobile. Snow does remain on the ground, but has been melting rapidly.
The White River Campground, also in the park’s northeast section, opened today for summer camping. All campsites are filled on a first-come, first-served basis at White River.
Also opening today is the Paradise Valley Road.