Mount Rainier Snow Park

Karen Latta, of Auburn, launches a snow ball at Vance Latta, center, and Andrew Wagner as they sled down one of three runs at the snowplay area at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park in January 2016. The area has not yet received enough snow to open this year. 

Mount Rainier National Park is announcing operational changes needed to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. 

As of Thursday, the Longmire Museum, Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise, the Paradise Snowplay Area (including sledding), and the Paradise Winter Group Camping Area are closed until further notice.  The park remains open for self-guided, dispersed recreation and auto touring.  

“The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels,” a news release from the park states.  

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