NOTICE: Paradise Inn is scheduled for a facelift and we are thrilled to enter this next chapter in our history! The Annex of the Inn will be closed beginning August 2017 through May 2019 for renovations. THROUGHOUT CONSTRUCTION, THE MAIN PORTION OF PARADISE INN WILL REMAIN OPEN. Our Dining Room, Tatoosh Café, Gift Shop, and lodging (in the Inn) will all be open and we look forward to welcoming you.

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

GPS Address

Nisqually (southwest) Entrance of Mount Rainier National Park
39000 State Route 706 E.
Ashford, WA 98304

National Park Inn is located 6 miles inside the southwest Nisqually Entrance and Paradise Inn is located 19 miles inside the entrance.

Driving Directions

We are proud to partner with Mount Rainier National Park in reducing vehicle congestion and emissions by encouraging visitors to carpool (at least three people in the car) on their next visit. Let the entrance station know how many visitors are in your vehicle and receive a 10% discount coupon for any gift shop inside the park. Have a wonderful visit and thank you for carpooling!

Southwest Nisqually Entrance
From Seattle, WA (about 87 miles away) or Tacoma, WA (about 65 miles away):
Take Hwy 5 south to Hwy 512 east. Exit onto Hwy 7 (Pacific Avenue). Follow Hwy 7 south to Elbe and continue on Hwy 706 east to the Nisqually Entrance.

From Portland, OR (about 136 miles away):
Take I-5 north to U.S. 12 east to Morton; then take Hwy 7 north and turn east on Hwy 706 at Elbe and continue to the Nisqually Entrance.

Northeast Entrance
From Seattle/Tacoma take Hwy. 410 south

Please expect 30 minute delays on SR 410 near Crystal Mountain through mid-July for emergency road repairs. Repairs will take place on weekday from 7am – 4pm.

From Yakima, take Hwy. 12 to SR 123 north to the Stevens Canyon Entrance and 410 north to the White River Entrance

Southeast Entrance
From Yakima, take Highway 12 west to SR 123. Follow SR 123 north to the Stevens Canyon Entrance of Mount Rainier National Park. The Stevens Canyon Road is closed for the winter season.

Northwest Entrance
From Seattle/Tacoma, WA: Take Hwy 165 south to Carbon River Entrance. We suggest you use the alternate route of Highway 12 if you are coming from the east and traveling to Paradise or the Sunrise areas of the park.

East Entrance
From Yakima take Highway 12 west to SR 123. Follow SR 123 north to the Stevens Canyon Entrance of Mount Rainier National Park. The Stevens Canyon Road is closed during the winter.

Winter Driving
All park roads are closed except the stretch between the Nisqually Entrance and Paradise and the road from the park boundary to Ohanapecosh Ranger Station. For additional information on road closures in Mount Rainier National Park, call 360-569-2211. Mount Rainier National Park requires all vehicles entering the park from November through April to carry tire chains.


The closest major airports are Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (65 miles away) and Portland International Airport (150 miles away).

There is no public transportation within the park. Rental cars are available at both airports.


Tours Northwest offers day trips to Mount Rainier from May through September. Tours leave from Seattle, and advance reservations are required. Please call 888-293-1404 or visit