This is a repeating eventaugust 25, 2017 10:00 am
The National Park Service just turned 100 years old! Celebrate the start of our second century by visiting a park in 2017. During ten days of the year, all National Park
The National Park Service just turned 100 years old!
Celebrate the start of our second century by visiting a park in 2017. During ten days of the year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. All national parks, including Mount Rainier National Park, will waive entrance fees in 2017.
The entrance fee free days for 2017 will be:
Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2017:
- January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- February 20: Presidents’ Day
- April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
- August 25: National Park Service Birthday
- September 30: National Public Lands Day
- November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend
Whether you seek an exhilarating hike through the wilderness, or prefer relaxed strolls through a meadow of wildflowers, there are plenty of ways to enjoy some of the wide range of national park experiences that Mount Rainier has been providing since 1899. Centennial activities and events will be posted online to the park’s calendar throughout 2017. Keep updated on park happenings, discover things to do, and learn more about the park’s many resources by visiting www.nps.gov/mora.
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.