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Mount Rainier National Park Begins Restoring Full Winter Operations

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Date: January 26, 2019

Ashford, WA – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Mount Rainier National Park are now working to resume regular winter operations. At this time, vehicle access is available via the Nisqually Entrance, into the park as far as Longmire. The Longmire Museum will reopen on Sunday January 27. The National Park Inn and restaurant, as well as gift shop, remain open as they have been since January 13th. Other areas of the park open during the winter include the Carbon River and Mowich areas with access dependent upon snow conditions, as they are usually unmaintained in winter.

Visitors should be aware that while full park services will now be available in Longmire, the process for restoring two-way vehicle access to Paradise is expected to take many days. Significant targeted snow removal is required on all roads, pull-outs and parking areas between Longmire and Paradise. Staff are working now to restore safe access to this popular winter recreation area as quickly as possible. A projected opening date will be established as soon as possible.

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Mount Rainier National Park’s employees are happy to be back at work, serving the American people and welcoming visitors to their national parks.


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Last updated: January 26, 2019

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