News & events News SITE ACCESS STATUS SITE ACCESS STATUS RUSHMERE COUNTRY PARK - gates open 8.30am and close at 7.30pm with cafe and visitor centre open 10am - 4pm Summer opening hours 8.30am - 8pm begin Sunday 31 March until end of October. Site Closures - Adverse Conditions / Poor Weather (Snow and Gales) Our Ranger teams monitor the Met Office weather warning system for weather conditions and will take any reasonable action to close sites for public access where: Mean wind speeds exceed 42 mph/Force 7-8. Snow (5 cm and above) and Ice. make conditions hazardous. If advance weather reports indicate that these conditions will exceed the above criteria, a decision may be made to close entrances until conditions improve and a Ranger has inspected the site. Please note that it is not feasible to close all entrances to all sites, but we shall, as soon as is practical, close main entrances or identify the increased risk via this web page.