All 397 national parks, including Mt. Rainier, will offer free entrance on Saturday, Sept. 29, for National Public Lands Day, according to National Park Service. The 19th annual event encourages everyone to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.
The entrance fee for Mt. Rainier is $15 for a private, noncommercial vehicle or $5 for each visitor. Click here for directions to Mt. Rainier. (A section of Stevens Canyon Road is closed to through traffic due to road rehabilitation work.)
Other national parks in Washington include Ebey's Landing, Lake Chelan and Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit.
Many people will lend a hand to help the land and spend part of National Public Lands Day volunteering on work projects. More than 170,000 people are expected to plant trees, clean watersheds, remove invasive plants, replace signs, and otherwise beautify 2,000 public sites throughout the country.
Other Federal agencies offering free admittance on September 29 include the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and the U.S. Forest Service.
Normally, 133 national parks charge entrance fees ranging from $3 to $25. The other 264 parks do not charge for admission. The National Park Service will also waive entrance fees from Nov. 10-12 in commemoration of Veterans Day.
Visit www.nps.gov for a list of parks and information to help plan your park adventure.