Before you travel, please make sure to visit Mount Rainier’s travel information page for closures and road updates. More info

Know Before You Go

Fees, Passes and Timed Entry Reservations

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.

Pay Park Fees Here

A timed entry reservation is required from May 24-Sept 2, 2024, to enter the Paradise Corridor between 7:00 am-3:00 pm. The Paradise Corridor can be entered from both the Nisqually Entrance in the southwest corner of the park and the Stevens Canyon Entrance in the southeast via SR123.


Visitors with reservations at the National Park Inn in Longmire, Paradise Inn, or Cougar Rock Campground within the Paradise Corridor can use proof of their reservation for entry to the Paradise Corridor (does not apply to the Sunrise Corridor). Visitors can use Wilderness, Climbing, and Special Use permits for the dates, times, and location their permit is valid to enter the park.

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.




Be safe while hiking, remember the essentials

Our gift shops carry all of your 10 essential needs while hiking the park!

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.