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 »
Body of suicide victim recovered near Longmire
Contact: Kevin Bacher, PIO, 360-569-6567
At 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2012, visitors at Mount Rainier National Park reported seeing a body lying near the Wonderland Trail north of Longmire, near the Rampart Ridge Trail. Rangers responded and determined that the individual, a 58-year-old man, was deceased, and a victim of suicide. He has been identified as Robert J. Congelli of Kent, Washington, who had been absent since Wednesday and whose wife had reported him missing Thursday morning. Congelli's body was transported to the Pierce County Medical Examiner Thursday evening.
Did You Know?
Feeding wildlife invites aggressive animal behavior, road accidents, and harm to people. Feeding birds artificially concentrates nest predators, harming young songbirds. Feeding animals in the park is prohibited, and is liable to a $100 fine. Follow link to learn how to Keep Wildlife Wild: More...