Basic Information

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. Wilderness permits are required for camping overnight in the backcountry of the park. A climbing permit is required for travel above 10,000 feet or on glaciers. A variety of activities, from getting married in the park to spreading ashes, is allowed with a special use permit.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Passes:

A woman walks along a trail surrounded by tall trees.
A visitor strolls along the trail near Box Canyon.

NPS Photo

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.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Many of the facilities in the park are only open in the summer, while others stay open year-round.

Road Status

Open/closed status and current conditions of park roads. Most roads close during the winter months.

Fees & Passes

Information about entrance fees to the park and options for annual passes.

Current Conditions

Information and updates about park notices, temporary closures, and other advisories.

Permits & Reservations

Information about Special Use Permits and other reservations available in the park.


Weather conditions can change rapidly around the mountain. Check the weather forecast to ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable.

Connect to MountRainierNPS

Join the conversation! Mount Rainier is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Flickr, and Tumblr.

Mount Rainier Pledge

You can help safeguard this place and its resources and intrinsic values by taking the Mount Rainier Pledge.


Pets are NOT allowed on trails, but can be in limited areas of the park while on leashes. Learn about the regulations regarding pets.

Stock Use

Saddle and pack animals are welcome on the Pacific Crest Trail and Laughingwater Creek Trail only. Learn about the regulations regarding stock animals.

Meadow Preservation

Enjoy wildflowers? Help protect delicate subalpine meadows by staying on trails.

Keep Wildlife Wild

Please do not feed wildlife. Learn why it is better for you and for Mount Rainier's wildlife to Keep Wildlife Wild.


Frequently-Asked-Questions about the park.


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.


Last updated: April 29, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304


(360) 569-2211

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