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Mount Rainier National Park announces the opportunity for park visitors to purchase park entrance passes electronically prior to their visit through YourPassNow beginning on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Once visitors purchase and save their digital pass, it is important that they print and bring the pass with them to be scanned at the park entrance station.
“We are pleased to offer this convenient new service for park visitors,” said Tracy Swartout, Acting Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent. “This exciting technology will allow people to save some time at the entrance station by purchasing a pass in advance.”
The pass will be accepted at all park entrance stations. Once purchased, passes for Mount Rainier National Park must be printed prior to use. While in the park, the paper copy is presented at entrance stations and displayed on the vehicle dashboard, particularly when the vehicle is parked at trailheads, campgrounds, and park inns. Connectivity is limited or non-existent in the park, therefore printing the permit in advance is required.
YourPassNow provides an alternative to the traditional in-person purchase method. Using a computer or a personal device, visitors can purchase park entrance passes from yourpassnow.com at no additional cost. Once purchased, passes are emailed and can be used immediately or stored on a personal device for a future use.
The federal interagency annual pass, the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass Series, is not available at this site, but is available for purchase at Mount Rainier National Park and online. The following Mount Rainier passes are available on www.YourPassNow.com:
- Private Vehicle ($30, valid for seven days)
- Motorcycle ($25, valid for seven days)
- Individual/Bicycle ($15, valid for seven days)
- Mount Rainier Annual Pass ($55 valid for one year from month of purchase)
“NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is pleased to partner with Mount Rainier National Park to offer visitors an easy and convenient way to purchase park entrance passes,” said Sandi Miller, NIC Federal General Manager.
Mount Rainier joins the following public lands currently providing electronic passes and permits through YourPassNow: Acadia, Everglades, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Theodore Roosevelt, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite National Parks; Castillo de San Marcos and Colorado National Monuments; Whiskeytown National Recreation Area; Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area; Wayne National Forest; the Bureau of Land Management’s Lake Havasu Shoreline Sites and Yuma Field Office, and the State of Arkansas’ historic Eureka Springs.
Developed in cooperation with the National Park Service, YourPassNow makes it easy and convenient for visitors to purchase entrance passes and land access permits to public lands online. YourPassNow streamlines a paper-based purchase process that was previously only available at physical park locations or approved resellers. YourPassNow provides visitors a new level of recreation access to America’s public lands. For more information, please visit www.yourpassnow.com
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