Fee-free Access on Veterans Day! Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King announces that Mount Rainier National Park, along with all National Park Service sites, will waive entrance fees for park visitors on Wednesday, November 11 in honor of veterans and current members of the United States Armed Forces. Additionally, current U.S. military members, and the dependents of active duty or deployed military can receive a free annual pass by showing a current, valid military identification card at the park entrance station. The military version of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass permits free entrance throughout the year to sites managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Forest Service. More information is available at www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm. General park information, winter activity guidance, and backcountry permits are available at the Longmire Museum, open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Longmire Information Center (historic Longmire Administration Building), open on November 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The National Park Inn and Longmire General Store provide services such as lodging, food, and gifts. The Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise remains closed except for weekends. AN IMPORTANT REMINDER TO ALL PARK VISITORS: Effective November 1, all vehicles are required to carry tire chains when traveling in the park, including 4WD vehicles. Weather in the mountains can change rapidly at this time of year and mandatory chain use may become required, even for 4WD vehicles. Visitors are reminded to be prepared for possible sudden storms. Information on current park road closures and weather conditions can be obtained by calling the park at 360-569-2211 for recorded information that is updated regularly.