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 »
Discover Your Northwest (formerly Northwest Interpretive Association) operates sales outlets at visitor centers throughout the park, offering publications, maps, posters, videos, children's literature, and other informational materials. As a nonprofit organization benefiting educational programs in the national parks and forests of the Pacific Northwest, DYNW plays an important role in making interpretive and educational publications available to travelers. It also funds special interpretive projects in the areas it serves.
Did You Know?
Mount Rainier is the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48 states at 35 square miles of snow and ice with Emmons Glacier being the largest by surface area with 4.3 square miles of ice. The Emmons is best viewed from Sunrise on the NE side of the mountain.