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While we were in the area we hiked the Silver Falls Trail. It can be accessed from three different points - check with a ranger or pick up an information sheet for the Ohanapecosh area. We walked along the river - very enjoyable - lots...More
Not a big gift shop, but great informative Rangers staff this place. Nice static wildlife displays offer a good perspective into the animals who live in the park. Nice hike around the area and quick access to the campground.
At the Ohanapecosh visitor center we visited it and walked around for a quick sec. The ranger there was very knowledgable and there was tons of history on the location and the park itself. There we hiked the Silver falls trail to silver falls. It's...More
We love our National Parks and travel to them to hike throughout the USA. This visitor center was really small , which is not a huge deal but a very outdated format.
They have a very small gift center ( smallest I have seen).
City people need better signs. I loved the path but It was not well signed posted. Not sure if I saw the hot springs or not. I saw water but not sure they were the hot springs.
The visitor center is inside the entrance to...More
The main reason for stopping at a ranger station is to get trail onformation. Sure there a a couple of displays and tiny gift shop but don't stop here for that. The young ranger who was there 2 days in a row had poor people...More
Rangers that staff the visitors center are nice. A very small selection of souvenirs available. The part I liked the most was the 3-D topographical map of Mount Rainier National Park with many of the trails. There are displays of local wildlife as well.
The Ohanapecosh visitor center is located just inside the entrance of the Ohanapecosh campground about 3 miles (4.8k) north of the southeast entrance to the park on Hwy 123 or 42 miles (68k) east of the main park entrance, the Nisqually Entrance. This visitor center...More