Welcome to Mount Rainier's Commercial Services Information Page
Approximately 80 companies provide a wide variety of commercial services in Mount Rainier National Park. These services are limited to those companies having specific authorization, usually in the form of a Concessions Contract or Commercial Use Authorization (CUA).
Federal regulations prohibit engaging in or soliciting any business in the park areas, except in accordance with the provisions of a written agreement with the United States. As in other National Park Service areas, commercial services may be provided only by those holding an authorization from the United States.
Mount Rainier Authorized Commercial Services
Commercial Tour Entrance Fees
CUA Applications - Please read the Application Instructions and Attachments A through G before applying for a CUA. Applications must be emailed to the park at email@example.com. All items listed for your activity in the Application’s Special Park Conditions and Attachments A through G, must be in your application packet to qualify for a CUA.
Starting September 1, 2023, the CUA program will begin accepting applications for:
Starting September 1, 2024, the CUA program will begin accepting applcations for:
Starting March 1, 2025, the CUA program will begin accepting applications for:
Monthly rounds: The park limits the number of CUAs issued for each activity. Applications for CUAs will be accepted in monthly rounds. The September round will accept applications postmarked between September 1 and September 30. Any remaining CUAs that were not issued in September will be available for the October round. Those applications postmarked October 1 through October 31 will be considered in the October round. After October, it is first-come, first-served for any remaining CUAs.
For Application, Management, and Annual Fee - Go to Pay.gov. In the Pay.gov search bar type "Rainier" to pull up a list of Pay.gov choices for Mount Rainier National Park. Select the fee you would like to pay. The Wilderness Reservation Fee and Monitoring Fee will be invoiced directly.
National Park Service Commercial Services
"Through the use of concession contracts or commercial use authorizations, the National Park Service will provide commercial visitor service that are necessary and appropriate for public use and enjoyment. Concession operations will be consistent to the highest practicable degree with the preservation and conservation of resources and values of the park unit. Concession operations will demonstrate sound environmental management and stewardship." (NPS Management Policies, Chapter 10).
Frequently Asked Questions
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Last updated: June 13, 2023