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 »
Summertime Ranger-led Programs Return to the Mountain
Contact: Curt Jacquot, 360-569-6578
Mount Rainier National Park is pleased to announce the return of regularly scheduled ranger-led programs. The Ohanapecosh campground is snow-free and rangers have returned to present a variety of daily programs starting Friday, June 17 th. These include Junior Ranger activities, walks and evening programs.
In June at the Paradise Jackson Visitor Center, visitors can join a daily Ranger’s Choice walk at 2 p.m. and on Friday, June 17th there will be an evening program at the Paradise Inn starting at 9 p.m. The complete schedule of daily ranger programs at Longmire and Paradise will begin Friday, July 1 st . The summer schedule of Ranger-led activities is available on the park website at: http://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/rangerprograms.htm
Friday, June 17, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm
Did You Know?
For many years, the Paradise Ice Caves were a popular attraction at Mount Rainier. Until the 1980s, visitors could explore passages within the Paradise Glacier which had formed due to seasonal melting of the ice. By the early 1990s, climate change had melted away the last traces of the caves. More...