The park is experiencing extremely high visitation that is creating long wait times at the Nisqually and White River entrances, and heavy road and parking lot congestion.
On weekends, the Paradise and Sunrise parking lots are filled by late morning. At Paradise, overflow parking is available at the Paradise Picnic Area and along the Paradise Valley Road, but may require a long uphill walk to access the visitor center, restrooms, and area trails. When the Sunrise parking area is filled to capacity vehicles are held at the White River Entrance and then slowly metered in as other vehicles depart.
Please be aware that there are road and rock wall construction projects this summer between Longmire and Paradise, near Backbone Ridge on Stevens Canyon Road, and on the White River to Sunrise Road. Drive very slowly through construction areas and follow instructions from the flaggers.
High Visitation Expected Throughout the Summer - June 30, 2017 News Release