• Mount Rainier peeks through clouds, viewed across subalpine wildflowers and glacial moraine.

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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  • Nisqually to Paradise delays and Kautz Creek area closure.

    Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. Beginning May 29 to mid-July, all services at the Kautz Creek parking and picnic area are closed through the week. Limited parking on Sat & Sun. More »

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    Be aware of hidden- and potentially fatal- hazards created by snow bridges and high streamflows on Mount Rainier. More »

Fees & Reservations


Entrance Fees
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.
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 $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.

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.


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:
  • 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

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?

Artist rendering of the Osceola Mudflow releasing from Mount Rainier.

About 5,600 years ago the summit and northeast face of Mount Rainier fell away in a massive landslide accompanied by volcanic explosions. The Osceola Mudflow, a towering wall of mud and rock, thundered down the White River Valley where it deposited 600' of debris eventually reaching the Puget Sound.