Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mount Rainier (Spring Opening Updates)

Mount Rainier National Park (Spring Opening Dates)

State Route 123 and State Route 410 (north-south) opens to the public at noon on May 12.

State Route 410 over Chinook Pass is still closed.

Road repairs continue on the Nisqually-Paradise Road – completion date mid-August. In the meantime the road is open to traffic but visitors should expect 20-minute delays.

The Stevens Canyon Road will be closed until extensive damage is repaired (mid-August). However, visitors coming from the west (on Stevens Canyon Road) will be able to access areas as far as Backbone Ridge Overlook and from the east to Grove of the Patriarchs (about 2 miles from State Route 123). Those sections of the Stevens Canyon Road are scheduled to open May 22 (noon). Visitors will not be able to travel between the west and east sides of the park until repair work is completed on the Stevens Canyon Road (mid-August).

The Sunrise Road will open Friday, June 26.

The Mowich Lake Road will open July 3, (noon).

The Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise is open daily from 10-5 pm weekdays and 10-6 pm on weekends. The Paradise Inn is scheduled to reopen at noon, on May 15. The National Park Inn (Longmire) is open year-round.

Cougar Rock Campground has a tentative opening date of Friday, May 22 (the campground is snowbound, campsites are still snow-covered).

White River Campground opens June 26 (noon).

Ohanapecosh Campground (Loops A, B and C) opens May 22.

Sunrise Visitor Center/Sunrise Lodge opens July 3.

For additional information/conditions visit the park’s web page at www.nps.gov/mora or for recorded information call 360-569-2211.


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