All park visitors are required to pay an entrance fee upon entry year-round. Some fees are available for prepayment online. The gate does not accept cash.
Prior to visiting the park, visitors are required to print a hard copy pass for entry. If the pass has not been printed, an entrance fee will be charged. The hard copy pass must be presented at entrance stations and displayed on the vehicle dashboard at trailheads, campgrounds, and parking areas.
For more information about Free Admission Days, visit our Events page.
To be prepared for minor injuries, sudden weather changes or delays always carry the Ten Essentials:
1. A map of the area
2. A compass
3. A flashlight with extra batteries/bulb
4. Extra food
5. Extra clothing, including rain gear
6. Sunglasses and sunscreen
7. A pocketknife
8. Matches in a waterproof container
9. A candle or other fire starter
10. A first aid kit
For more information about planning your trip to Mount Rainier National Park, please visit the National Park Service Website.