Additional timed entry reservations will be available every evening at 7 p.m. Pacific Time for spontaneous visits

Mount Rainier National Park timed entry reservations for visits to the popular Paradise Corridor start Friday, May 24, 2024, and run through Monday, September 2, 2024. Many weekend and weekday advance timed entry reservations for the Paradise Corridor remain available. The Sunrise Corridor is projected to fully open by Thursday, July 4, 2024. Weekday reservations for the Sunrise Corridor in July are still available, and both weekday and weekend timed entry reservations for Sunrise in August are also available.

Visitors who prefer a more spontaneous visit can enter the park without a timed entry reservation 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. every summer evening for visits on the following day.

In addition, Stevens Canyon Road has reopened after a two-year rehabilitation project and the portions of State Routes (SR) 123 and 410 that travel through the park’s eastern boundary have also reopened. The portion of SR 410 from the intersection of SR 123 past Tipsoo Lake remains closed, pending final road washout repairs from WSDOT. Vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists are prohibited in the closed area, and
no parking is allowed at the intersection of SR 410/SR 123 near Cayuse Pass. There is no access to Tipsoo Lake until final road repairs are completed.

White River Campground, Sunrise, and Mowich Lake remain closed and are always among the last locations in the park to reopen for the summer season. Information on road status of all locations in the park is updated on the park’s road status site.

Visitors entering the park during the spring melt-out season should be prepared for snow-covered trails and be alert for snow bridges and rapidly changing weather conditions. Information on spring hiking safety can be found on the park’s website.

The 2024 pilot timed entry reservation system seeks to spread out visitation in the most heavily impacted corridors throughout the day. The system will be in effect from Friday, May 24, 2024, through Monday, September 2, 2024. Starting on Tuesday, September 3, 2024, visitors will not require a timed entry reservation to visit any location in Mount Rainier National Park. Entrance passes are required for all
visitors accessing any area in the park, regardless of the day and time.

Park visitors will need a reservation between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to:

  • Enter the Paradise Corridor from either the Nisqually Entrance via State Route 706 or Stevens Canyon Entrance via State Route 123 from May 24 through September 2.
  • Enter the Sunrise Corridor at the White River Entrance via State Route 410 from July 4 through Sept. 2.

Each reservation is for one personal vehicle and will cost $2. The reservation will provide a two-hour entry window. For instance, visitors with a 9 a.m. reservation could enter the park between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. There is no required departure time.

Visitors with in-park reservations for lodging in the Paradise Corridor will not require an additional timed entry reservation and can enter that corridor any time after 1 p.m. the first day of their reservation and throughout their stay. Other permit holders may enter the park without reservations as outlined in their wilderness permit, special use permit, research permit or commercial use authorization.

The park has grown in popularity in recent years, with visitation growing from just over 1.1 million in 2013 to about 1.6 million in 2022. Most of those visits occur between July and September and are concentrated in a small number of destinations, including Paradise.

Detailed information on both the pilot reservation system is located at

Visitors with questions about the park’s timed entry reservation system can contact the park at or review the timed entry reservation system frequently asked questions list. Timed entry reservations may only be made online at or by calling 877-444-6777 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Pacific Time.

For more information on Mount Rainier National Park, please visit the park’s website.