Save time at the entrance and pay your entry fee before you come by purchasing a digital pass through Recreation.gov!
NOTE: Entrances are guaranteed to be staffed during daylight hours, though may be staffed earlier or later. If entering the park outside of daylight hours, purchase an online pass in advance, or at the next available staffed entrance. Inside the park, passes can be purchased online using wifi at the Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise. Printed vouchers are preferred, but digital vouchers will be accepted for the standard entry fee only: the Single Vehicle 1-7 day pass. If you have purchased any type of Annual Pass or want to upgrade a Single Vehicle pass, a printed copy of the voucher is required.
2023 Fee Free Days
Entrance fees are waived on the following days:
Digital Passes Available Through Recreation.gov
Purchase park entrance passes from Recreation.gov at no additional cost. Once purchased, passes for Mount Rainier National Park must be printed prior to use. While in the park, the paper copy is presented at entrance stations and displayed on the vehicle dashboard, particularly when the vehicle is parked at trailheads, campgrounds, and park inns. Connectivity is limited or non-existent in the park, therefore printing the permit in advance is required. The pass will be accepted at all park entrance stations.
The federal interagency annual pass, the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass Series, is not available at this site, but is available for purchase at Mount Rainier National Park and online through USGS.
Mount Rainier Annual Pass
The 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.
Note regarding Military Pass: Available for current US military members and their dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, as well as most members of the US Reserves and National Guard. Proper military ID required (CAC Card or DoD Form 1173).
Commercial Tour Fees
These fees are charged only to commercial organizations, such as tour companies. This fee is determined by the seating capacity of the vehicle:
NOTE: There are no current road restrictions for unmodified motor coaches of the standard length in the park. However, be aware that roads in the park are steep, narrow, and winding. In particular, it is recommended that RVs and vehicles with trailers longer than 25 feet LOA not travel up the Sunrise Road beyond the White River Campground intersection.
Education Fee Waiver
Groups from qualified education institutions are eligible for a fee waiver if they are coming to study park resources.
Other Fees & Permits
Campgrounds - Learn more about camping reservations, regulations, and fees.
Permits & Reservations
Please read this legal notice regarding payment of fees by check.
Last updated: March 8, 2023