Mark your calendar! September 30th is fee free day at Mount Rainier.

Mount Rainier’s current entrance fee is $25/car, $10/person walk-in or bike-in. The park’s annual pass is twice the cost of a seven day pass and provides an entire year of unlimited visits. Entrance and camping fees are used to maintain facilities and provide services that directly benefit visitors, and are a critical source of funding at Mount Rainier and other parks. The entrance waiver on fee-free days does not cover the costs of camping site fees, Special Use Permits, or Climbing Passes. Mount Rainier also offers park annual passes for $40, which provides an entire year of park access to the pass holder. Other available passes also cover entrance fees at national parks and other federal recreational lands throughout the country. Find more information about the range of options at www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm, or pick up a pass of your own at the park’s entrance booths.

Area Lodging in Mount Rainier National Park: Visitors will find options located in the park visitors for camping and overnight accommodations at the Paradise Inn  and the National Inn. Guests are encouraged to place reservations early as these popular options can sell out quickly. For additional places to stay be sure to look at our lodging pages for cabin rentals, lodges, motels, country inns and campgrounds outside the park in our gateway communities.

Area Dining in Mount Rainier National Park: Located in the National Park visitors will find two full service restaurants, the two full service restaurants are the National Park Inn Restaurant, and Paradise Inn Restaurant. Visitors will also find a snack bar and general store. There are over 100 area restaurants located in our gateway communities! When planning your visit remember that Mount Rainier National Park covers over 369 miles and it takes approximately an hour and thirty minutes to drive from one side of the park to the other.