Entrance Fees to be Waived Monday, January 21

DATE: 1/14/13


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-_
Contact: Donna Rahier, 360-569-6501-_-_
Mount Rainier Superintendent Randy King advises that entrance fees into Mount Rainier
National Park will be waived Monday, January 21 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
a federal holiday. Other fee free days at National Park Service areas in 2013 will include:
National Park Week (April 22-26); Great Outdoors Day (June 8); National Park Service Birthday
(August 25); National Public Lands Day (September 28); and Veterans Day weekend (November
9-11).

At Mount Rainier the Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center will be open Saturday, Sunday
and Monday, as well as the Paradise snowplay area. Public snowshoe walks are offered at
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. A sign-up sheet is available at the Jackson Visitor Center information
desk one hour before each walk. Walks are limited to 25 people, eight years old or older, on
a first-come-first-served basis. A $4 donation from each participant helps defray the cost to
repair and replace snowshoes. Visitors should dress with layers of warm clothes, hats, mittens,
suitable boots, and have sunscreen and sunglasses. The walk is 1.2 miles and lasts about two
hours.

The National Park Inn at Longmire is also open daily and offers lodging, dining, a general store /
gift shop, ski and snowshoe rentals and tire chain purchases. Lodging, food, gifts and other
amenities are also available in the gateway communities surrounding the park. Check out their
websites at the following: visitrainier.com, www.mt-rainier.com, www.minerallake.com,
www.mtrainierguestservices.com, www.staycrystal.com, www.destinationpackwood.com

Visitors planning to come to the park should check for current weather and road conditions.
Recorded information is available by calling 360-569-2211 or via the park’s social media pages
at:

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http: / /twitter.com /MountRainierNPS< /a>-_
http: / /youtube.com /MountRainierNPS< /a>-_
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Join the Mount Rainier community on Facebook, find out breaking news and road status
updates through Mount Rainier’s Twitter feed, explore the park and behind-the-scenes
operations with our videos on YouTube, and share your own photos of Mount Rainier with other
visitors in the Mount Rainier Flickr group.