2015 Mount Rainier National Park Proposed Fee Increase
Mount Rainier National Park is seeking feedback on proposed fee increases to be implemented as early as 2015. The attached news release provides a description of the proposed changes, as well as information on how you can provide input.
The entrance fee at both Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks is proposed to increase to $25 for a seven-day vehicle pass. Other areas including Bryce Canyon, Zion and Yosemite National Parks are proposing to charge $30, while fees at smaller parks and recreation areas are set at lower rates.
Mount Rainier is also seeking to increase camping fees to $20 per night for any park campsite. A 2014 campground comparability analysis confirmed that the current park rates, which presently range from $12 to $15 per night, are significantly lower than local area public and private campsites outside of the park.
You are invided to provide feedback electronically via the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website (parkplanning.nps.gov/rainierfees) by December 31, 2014. On the webpage, select "Open for Comment" on the left sidebar, then select the document to review. Next select "Comment Now".
If you prefer, you may also send comments by regular mail to:
Mount Rainier National Park
55210 238th Ave East
Ashford, WA 98304
Your comments, including your personal identifying information (name, address, telephone, e-mail address) - may be made publicly available at any time, if requested under the Freedom of Information Act. While you can request your personal identifying information (name, address, telephone, e-mail address) be withheld from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Thank you for your participation and interest in this proposal, we look forward to hearing from you.
Tracy Swartout, Acting Superintendent; 360-569-6502