The gate to Paradise at Longmire closes nightly.
Mon-Fri: Closes at 5:00 pm, depart Paradise no later than 4:30 pm to safely drive down the hill before the gate closes. Sat-Sun: Closes at 7:00 pm, depart Paradise no later than 6:30 pm. More »
The Snow Play area in Paradise is open on weekends and holidays.
The Paradise snow play area for sledding and sliding is open Sat-Sun, and on holidays. More »
Watch out for hazardous winter conditions!
As the amount of snow in the park increases, be aware of increased risk of Avalanches and Snow Immersion Suffocation. More »
Fees & Reservations
The entrance fee is $15 for a private, noncommercial vehicle with a seating capacity of 15 or less; or $5 for each visitor 16 and older entering by motorcycle, bicycle, horseback, on foot, or for individuals traveling together as a non-commercial, organized group. These fees provide the visitor with a 7-day entrance permit for Mount Rainier National Park.
Mount Rainier Annual Pass
The $30 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.
Commercial Tour Fees
These fees are only charged to commercial organizations, such as tour companies. This fee is determined by the seating capacity of the vehicle:
Other Fees & Permits
Camping - Learn more about camping reservations, regulations, and fees.
Climbing - A Climbing Pass is required for all who plan to travel above 10,000 feet or onto any glaciers.
Education Fee Waiver - Groups from qualified educational 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 educational fee waiver application and fax it to (360) 569-2911.
Special Use Permits - Most special events and activities held within Mount Rainier National Park require a Special Use Permit. These permits are issued and approved only after National Park Service staff determine that the activity will not impair park values, resources, and visitor enjoyment.
Scientific Research & Collecting Permit - A research permit is required to conduct research, including social science studies, in the park.
Please read this legal notice regarding payment of fees by check.
Did You Know?
The park recently completed building a new visitor center at Paradise & rehabilitating the historic Paradise Inn. The new visitor center is more sustainable and less expensive to operate than the existing visitor center. The Paradise Inn, after 90 years of use, was in need of rehabilitation.