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 opening of Snow Play is delayed due to below normal snow depth
Snow depth as of December 18, 2013 is 59% of normal, much lower than the required amount needed to safely open snow play at Paradise. More »
Support Your Park
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 on Mount Rainier National Park and other parks and forests throughout the Pacific Northwest. See the bookstore for information on purchasing items online or by phone.
Volunteer your time and talents at Mount Rainier National Park to help preserve and protect its natural and cultural heritage for the enjoyment of this and future generations.
Never visited Mount Rainier before? No problem! Ask about our public outreach program. Our park rangers can meet you in your school or community center to do presentations, and can help set up a unique adventure for your group at the park itself, which may include hiking, activities for children or families, storytelling around the campfire, or even overnight camping. Learn all about the Mountain in your back yard! Contact Outreach Program Manager Kevin Bacher at 360-569-6567 for details.
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.