Mount Rainier National Park opens reservations


Reservations for entrance passes to the Paradise and Sunrise Corridors at Mount Rainier National Park during July opened Monday, April 1. Timed entry reservations for the Paradise Corridor starting on Friday, May 24, are also available.

Each reservation is for one personal vehicle and will cost $2. The reservation will provide a two-hour entry window, a park press release on March 29 stated.

Pre-registration is not required, but visitors must obtain entrance passes before accessing any area in the park. Pre-registration allows visitors to book a specific date and time to enter the park.

Visitors without a reservation can enter the park before 7 a.m. or after 3 p.m., or they may choose to wait for a second block of timed-entry reservations to be released at 7 p.m. for visits on the following day.

The new pilot of the timed-entry reservation system seeks to spread out visitation in the most heavily impacted corridors at the park park. The system will be in effect from Friday, May 24, through Monday, Sept. 2.

“We believe the timed entry system will not only reduce overcrowding but will also help protect special places like the wildflower meadows at Paradise and Sunrise that so many folks enjoy,” Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Greg Dudgeon said.

Visitors with questions about the park’s timed-entry reservation system can contact the park at MORA_Timed_En

Timed entry reservations may be made online at or by calling 877-444-6777 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.