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Mt. Rainier’s road to Paradise to be closed weekdays this winter!

“Mount Rainier and the snow-covered landscape of Longmire, viewed from the Longmire Community Building viewpoint.” Credit: NPS Photo

Mount Rainier National Park Announces Winter 2022-23 Recreational Access Changes

From Mount Rainier National Park:

Mount Rainier National Park announced updates to winter 2022-23 recreational access, including changes to the Paradise access schedule. Beginning November 29, the park will maintain public vehicle access to Paradise on Saturdays and Sundays, but due to staffing limitations the road will be closed to public access during the week. The Longmire area will continue to be open seven days a week barring any major storm events. Park staff will continue to revisit the Paradise access schedule should staffing levels change during the winter season.

“Mount Rainier National Park offers terrific winter recreational opportunities and making this access change will help visitors make plans knowing that weather permitting, the road to Paradise will be open on weekends when the most visitation typically occurs,” said Greg Dudgeon, park superintendent. “The park did not make this decision lightly, but safety is at the forefront of everything we do. We believe these winter access changes are the safest choice for our staff and visitors during the winter season.”

Daily snowplowing will continue seven days a week between the Nisqually Entrance and Longmire. Snowplow operators will also attempt to plow the 12 miles of road to Paradise to a minimum level throughout the week to limit snow accumulation and make road access more attainable on the weekends.

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More information about Paradise winter access is available on the park website.

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For more information about Mount Rainier National Park, please visit www.nps.gov/mora.

Posted by Steve on December 6, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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