Please note that the address listed below is the physical address for the park administration building and should not be used for GPS systems. Instead use the address 39000 State Route 706 E, Ashford, WA 98304. This will take you on SR 706 east past the Administration Building to the Nisqually Entrance. It is recommended that visitors refer to road maps in addition to using GPS units when driving to the park.
Many facilities and roads in the park are only open seasonally and close in the winter. In addition to checking the hours of operation, make sure to check road status before coming to the park. Updates about road and other seasonal conditions are also posted on MountRainierNPS on Twitter (account not required to view).
In addition to entrance fees, there is a fee for camping in one of Mount Rainier's three car campgrounds. First-come, first-served wilderness permits are required for camping or climbing overnight in the backcountry of the park, but are free. Climbers must also get a climbing pass. A variety of activities, from getting married in the park to spreading ashes, is allowed with a special use permit.
Mount Rainier National Park offers excellent opportunities for adventure, exploration, learning, and just plain having fun! Start planning your visit by using the links below to learn about Mount Rainier. Also, remember the key to a great visit is staying safe.
Avoid Summer Congestion
Plan ahead to avoid summer traffic! On busy summer weekends expect long waits at entrances and full parking lots.
Download a variety of brochures about the park, including the Wilderness Trip Planner and the current park newspaper.
Operated by Discover Your Northwest (formerly Northwest Interpretive Association), the bookstore offers publications, maps, posters, videos, children's literature, and other informational materials on Mount Rainier National Park and other parks and forests throughout the Pacific Northwest.