Fees & Passes

Entrance Fees
Mount Rainier National Park fees increased on May 22, 2015. These fee increases, first announced in November, were open for public comment through the end of 2014. Based on public feedback and general support for the fee changes, the park will phase in increased fees over two years. News Release: Mount Rainier Fee Increases Approved for 2015 (5/18/2015).

Fee Type
Old Fee
May 22, 2015)

Current Fee
In effect from
May 22, 2015

Phase 2 Fee
In effect
May 2016

Mount Rainier Annual Pass
  • Grants unlimited entry for one year to pass owner and passengers in the same car
$30 $40 $50
Mount Rainier Single Vehicle Fee
  • Grants unlimited entry for one vehicle and passengers for seven consecutive days
  • Vehicle must be private, noncommercial, and with a seating capacity of 15 or less
$15 $20 $25
Mount Rainier "Per Person" Fee
  • Walk-up or single bicycle fee
  • Grants unlimited entry for seven consecutive days
$5 $10 $10
Mount Rainier Motorcycle Fee
  • Grants unlimited entry for one motorcycle and passenger for seven consecutive days
$5 $10 $20
Campground Fees - Camping Information
  • Per site, nightly
$20 $20
Campground Fees - Groups
  • Groups sites, nightly
  • Accommodates 25 to 40 people
$60 $60

An image of the Mount Rainier Annual Pass, featuring a blooming wildflower meadow with Mount Rainier in the background and the NPS Arrow in the upper right corner.

The Mount Rainier Annual Pass

Mount Rainier Annual Pass
The annual park pass covers entrance fees for the pass holder and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at Mount Rainier National Park. This pass does not cover camping fees and is non-transferable and non-refundable. This pass can be purchased at any entrance to Mount Rainier.

National Parks and Federal Lands Passes
Annual - Senior - Access - Military
These passes are available at any Mount Rainier entrance station. For more information visit the National Park and Federal Lands Passes website.

Every Kid in a Park Pass
Are you in the fourth grade? Is there a fourth grader or home school equivalent student in your family? You can get a free pass to federal lands! Fourth graders can get their pass by going to the Every Kid in a Park website and following the instructions.


Commercial Tour Fees
These fees are charged only to commercial organizations, such as tour companies. This fee is determined by the seating capacity of the vehicle:

  • Sedan with 1 to 6 seats = $25 + $5 per client
  • Van with 7 to 15 seats = $75
  • Minibus with 16 to 25 seats = $100
  • Motor Coach with 26 or more seats = $200

Education Fee Waiver
Groups from qualified education institutions are eligible for a fee waiver if they are coming to study park resources. Fee waivers must be applied for at least one month prior to your planned visit. Complete an education fee waiver application and fax it to 360-569-2911.

Other Fees & Permits
Campgrounds - Learn more about camping reservations, regulations, and fees.

Permits & Reservations
Information about Special Use Permits, Wilderness Reservation Permit, Climbing Pass, and Scientific Research & Collecting Permit.


Please read this legal notice regarding payment of fees by check.

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