Lines to get into Mount Rainier National Park may be a little shorter this year thanks to a new service that allows park visitors to pay in advance. As of this week, visitors can now purchase entrance passes online through YourPassNow.
Due to lack of reliable phone service and connectivity in the park, visitors must still print the passes at home to show at the park entrance stations and the passes must be visible on the dash while the car is in the park.
“We are pleased to offer this convenient new service for park visitors,” said Tracy Swartout, acting superintendent for the park.
The following Mount Rainier passes are available for no extra charge at www.YourPassNow.com:
- Private vehicle, $30 for seven days
- Motorcycle, $25 for seven days
- Individual/bike, $15 for seven days
- Mount Rainier annual pass $55 for one year starting at month of purchase
The service is also used at Acadia, Everglades, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Theodore Roosevelt, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, and Yellowstone and Yosemite national parks. However, there is no federal interagency pass at this time.