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
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Stehekin © Steve Olson
North Cascades NP
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Recent statistics about park visitors and positive economic impacts
Resources to help plan your trips to the parks
- Recreation.gov – 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.
2016 Fee free days in our national parks:
- January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- April 16-24 – National Park Week
- August 25-28 – National Park Service Birthday Weekend
- September 24 – National Public Lands Day
- November 11 – Veterans Day
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.