The gate to Paradise at Longmire closes nightly.
Mon-Fri: Closes at 5:00 pm, depart Paradise no later than 4:30 pm to safely drive down the hill before the gate closes. Sat-Sun: Closes at 7:00 pm, depart Paradise no later than 6:30 pm. More »
The Snow Play area in Paradise is open on weekends and holidays.
The Paradise snow play area for sledding and sliding is open Sat-Sun, and on holidays. More »
Watch out for hazardous winter conditions!
As the amount of snow in the park increases, be aware of increased risk of Avalanches and Snow Immersion Suffocation. More »
Field Trip Safety and Equipment
Trip planning and preparation are key to a safe and fun educational experience. Be advised that the weather can change quickly and dramatically so program participants should be prepared for a variety of weather conditions at any time of year.
Please note that although the weather at your school or home may be fall- or spring-like, it may be winter conditions at the park. Please have your students dress in layers with warm waterproof clothing, and plan accordingly for everyone's comfort and safety.
A WILD & DYNAMIC LANDSCAPE
We look forward to working with you and your students and providing a safe and fun educational experience.
Did You Know?
In 2012, 1,804 volunteers contributed 74,615 hours of service to Mount Rainier National Park. Find out how you can volunteer at Mount Rainier. More...