Olympic National Park announces the opportunity for park visitors to purchase park entrance passes electronically prior to their visit through YourPassNow beginning on Monday, October 29, 2018. Once visitors purchase and save their digital pass, it is important that they print and bring the pass to be scanned at the park entrance station.
“We are pleased to begin offering visitors the convenience of purchasing their park passes before they arrive,” said Sarah Creachbaum, Olympic National Park Superintendent. “Now visitors can buy a pass from home or on the road.”
Olympic uses entrance fees to invest in critical improvements that directly benefit visitors, including maintaining and enhancing visitor facilities.
The pass will be accepted at all Olympic National Park entrance stations. Once purchased, passes 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 lodges. 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 following Olympic 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)
- Olympic Annual Pass ($55 valid for one year from month of purchase)
The federal interagency annual pass, the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass Series, is not available through YourPassNow, but is available for purchase at Olympic National Park and online.
“NIC is pleased to partner with the Olympic National Park to offer visitors an easy and convenient way to purchase their entrance passes in advance,” said Sandi Miller, NIC Federal General Manager.
Olympic joins the following public lands currently providing electronic passes and permits through YourPassNow: Acadia, Everglades, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Mount Rainier, 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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