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June 22, 2009 Road Update:  State Route 123 and State Route 410 over Cayuse Pass and
Chinook Pass are open
.  The Stevens Canyon Road between Chinook Pass and Paradise was
still closed for repairs on June 22 expected to last through July.

Repair of storm damage on the Nisqually-Paradise Road is scheduled to begin
soon with
anticipated completion by mid-August. The road will remain open to traffic, but 20 minute delays
should be expected.

Storm damage repairs to the Stevens Canyon Road will keep portions of that road
closed until mid-August. Starting May 22, park visitors coming from the west on
Stevens Canyon Road will be able to drive as far as Backbone Ridge Overlook (MP
13.1) and from the east to the Grove of the Patriarchs just west of Highway 123.

The White River Road to the campground parking lot is tentatively scheduled to open May 20,
though the road past there up to Sunrise won’t open until June 26 and the Sunrise Visitor Center
and Sunrise Lodge won’t open for the season until July 3.

Mowich Lake Road is scheduled to open on July 3.

The new Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise is open daily (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
weekdays and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. weekends). The historic Paradise Inn is scheduled to reopen for
the season Friday (May 15), providing lodging, dining and gifts.

Cougar Rock Campground is tentatively scheduled to open on May 22, though 3-4 feet of snow
remains on the ground.

Part of the Ohanapecosh Campground will open on Friday May 22 in time for the Memorial Day
Weekend and the White River Campground is scheduled to open on June 26.

LATEST UPDATE:  http://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/road-status.htm