Mount Rainier National Park
238th Ave. East
Ashford, WA 98304
WELCOME to Longmire!
With the establishment of Mount Rainier
National Park in 1899, Longmire became park headquarters. The site
had previously served as James Longmire's homestead, lodging, and
mineral springs resort.
Although park headquarters are no longer at
Longmire, the original headquarters building houses a museum that
tells the story of the early days of the park. All of Longmire is
now designated a national historic district.
Longmire is located in the southwest corner of
the park and is 6.5 miles east of the Nisqually Entrance. See the
Road Status page for current information about road access to
Longmire and other park areas.
Services at Longmire include the following
(also see Operating Hours and Seasons for updated information about
The Longmire Museum, usually open daily
all year, offers exhibits, information, books sales.
The Wilderness Information Center,
usually open daily from late May to early October and closed in
winter, where visitors can obtain wilderness permits and hiking
and backcountry camping information. (In the winter, visitors can
obtain climbing and wilderness permits in winter at the Longmire
The National Park Inn, a concessionaire
operated hotel, restaurant and gift shop, is usually open daily,
Cougar Rock Campground and picnic area,
2 miles east of Longmire, is usually open from late May to early
Traveling east of Longmire and towards
Paradise, visitors can enjoy:
At Christine Falls, located 4 miles east
of Longmire, a short walk from the pullout offers a classic view
of the falls below the rustic stone bridge. Be aware that parking
is limited. For your safety do not stop your car or walk on the
At Glacier Bridge, 5 miles from Longmire,
look up the valley for a view of the Nisqually Glacier.
The one-way Ricksecker Point Road (signed as
"Viewpoint"), 6 miles east of Longmire, offers
fantastic views of Mount Rainier, Nisqually Valley and the Tatoosh
Range. (The Ricksecker Point Road is open summers only.)
Walk the steep, but short trail at Narada
Falls, 8 miles from Longmire, for a view of this spectacular
waterfall. Parking is limited.
Enjoy these day hikes in the Longmire area.
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