Close partnerships with each of these treasured national parks drive Washington’s National Park Fund. Shared values for these public lands motivate individuals, corporations, foundations, nonprofits, and associations to come together to achieve priorities that have been carefully selected by dedicated park staff at Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks.

Whether you hike, camp, kayak, climb, relax in the lodges, volunteer, or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery, the parks belong to all of us. Together, we continue to fund projects to make the parks healthier, safer, and more accessible.

Young Hiker at Mount Rainier © Kevin Bacher

Mount Rainier NP


Visit the Mount Rainier NP Website

Established: March 2, 1899

Size: 235,625 acres | 368 sq. mi.
95,354 hectares

Annual Visitation: 1,148,552 (2013)
Historic Annual Attendance via NPS

National Park Service Statistics:
Mount Rainier NP Reports

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Stehekin © Steve Olson

North Cascades NP

Stehekin Panorama

Visit the North Cascades NP Website

Established: October 2, 1968

Size: 505,000 acres | 789 sq. mi.
204,366 hectares

Annual Visitation: 21,623 (2013)
Historic Annual Attendance via NPS

National Park Service Statistics:
North Cascades NP Reports

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Hoh Rainforest © Steve Olson

Olympic NP

Hoh Rain Forest, Olympic National Park, WA, Steve Olson

Visit the Olympic NP Website

Established: June 29, 1938

Size: 922,561 acres | 1,441 sq. mi.
373,347 hectares

Annual Visitation: 3,085,340 (2013)
Historic Annual Attendance via NPS

National Park Service Statistics:
Olympic NP Reports

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Recent statistics about park visitors and positive economic impacts

Resources to help plan your trips to the parks

  • – Plan your trip through America’s national parks; reserve campsites, permits, and other recreational reservations.
  • National Park Service WA Index – information about Washington’s national parks, historical sites, national landmarks, and other federally owned areas.

2017 Fee free days in our national parks:

  • January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 20: Presidents’ Day
  • April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

On these dates, Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks invite visitors to enter at no cost. (Note: North Cascades National Park has no entrance gates/fees.)

If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other federal lands – more than 2,000 in all. And please note that when you buy your pass inside your favorite park, the park receives a greater share of the funds as compared to when you buy online.

The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents.

The future of what happens with these parks just completely depends on how much you care about these places.

– Rosemary Seifried, Park Ranger, North Cascades National Park

Park champions describe WNPF’s impact

I love showing the parks off to visitors to our area, and I want to make sure they are maintained for the future for others to enjoy.

WNPF Board Member
Supervisor, Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resource Center of the Redmond Library, Bellevue, WA