Alerts & Conditions
Updates about current park conditions. Updates are also posted by MountRainierNPS on Twitter.
Longmire to Paradise - Nightly Gate Closure
(Posted 11/15/16) The gate at Longmire on the road to Paradise closes nightly. Check Twitter for gate status and other road condition updates (account not required to view). The road may close at any time, or may not open during the day, depending on conditions.
Planning Your Visit
Laws and Policies
Please note several laws and policies relating to Mount Rainier National Park that may affect your visit. The full park compendium is available on the park management page.
Marijuana on Federal Lands
Contact: Chief Ranger's Office - 360-569-6612
Mount Rainier National Park would like to provide clarification regarding the use and possession of marijuana on Federal lands. The recently passed Washington State law, which allows for limited recreational marijuana use under certain conditions, has no bearing on Federal laws which continue to identify marijuana as a Schedule I illegal drug, and prohibit its use. Possession of marijuana or use of any amount of marijuana is still prohibited in Mount Rainier National Park, its facilities, concessions, and campgrounds, and in the surrounding National Forest Lands. Violations are punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.00 for an individual or $10,000.00 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both (16 U.S.C. 551, 18 U.S.C. 3559 and 3571).