Longmire Gate/Road to Paradise - Winter Schedule
Posted: November 19, 2013
Open/close status of the gate at Longmire and conditions of the road to Paradise are posted on the Mount Rainier National Park twitter feed. However, please note that weather, road conditions, and staffing levels all influence the ability of staff to keep information current. Below are some guidelines for the most up-to-date information:
Detailed information about winter access to Mount Rainier National Park is posted in the winter access schedule news release.
Marijuana on Federal Lands
Posted: April 26, 2013
Contact: Chief Ranger's Office - 360-569-6612
Mount Rainier National Park would like to provide clarification regarding the use of possession of marijuana on Federal lands. The recently passed Washington State law, which allows for limited recreational marijuana use under certain conditions, has no bearing on Federal laws which continue to identify marijuana as a Schedule I illegal drug, and prohibit its use.
Possession of marijuana or use of any amount of marijuana is still prohibited in Mount Rainier National Park, its facilities, concessions, and campgrounds, and in the surrounding National Forest Lands. Violations are punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.00 for an individual or $10,000.00 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both (16 U.S.C. 551, 18 U.S.C. 3559 and 3571).
Did You Know?
The park recently completed building a new visitor center at Paradise & rehabilitating the historic Paradise Inn. The new visitor center is more sustainable and less expensive to operate than the existing visitor center. The Paradise Inn, after 90 years of use, was in need of rehabilitation.