The gate to Paradise at Longmire closes nightly at 5:00pm.
Departing Paradise no later than 4:30 pm is recommended to safely drive down the hill before the gate closes. More »
The Snow Play area in Paradise is CLOSED until further notice.
Snow play opening has been delayed due to below normal snow depth. As of December 18, 2013 snow depth is 59% of normal, much lower than the required amount needed to safely open snow play at Paradise. More »
Although many of the developed areas at Mount Rainier National Park predate laws requiring fully accessible facilities, we are working to ensure that all visitors can experience and enjoy the park. If you have special needs or situations not explained in the information below, call (360) 569-6575 [TDD users call (360) 569-2177], any day between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to speak to a park ranger. If you have comments or suggestions, please email us.
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Did You Know?
In the early 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corp constructed fire lookouts throughout the park to help protect the surrounding area from fire. Four historic lookouts still remain in the Mount Rainier National Historic Landmark District including Tolmie, Shriner, Fremont, and Gobblers Knob.