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Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Theodore Roosevelt National Parks Selling Park Passes Online


You can add Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks in California and Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota to the slowly growing number of parks now selling entrance passes online.

Back in February, Acadia National Park became the first park to sell passes online, and the movement has been growing across the National Park System.  At Theodore Roosevelt, visitors will be able to purchase annual and seven-day passes at their convenience in advance of their park visit at

There is no additional cost for electronic passes. “Your Pass Now” was developed NIC, Inc. in partnership with the National Park Service to better serve national park visitors. Additional electronic entrance pass systems are being tested for Everglades and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Once purchased, electronic passes may be printed or can reside on a mobile device for use at the park on the date of purchase or at a specified future date. Park staff will validate them upon presentation at the park. Specific instructions for the electronic passes will be provided when they are purchased.

Passes are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and non-replaceable if lost or stolen.

At Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks and the Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument, the parks’ authorized pass vendor, Viply LLC, created an app that allows for pre-purchase of passes and their activation by quickly scanning a Quick Response (QR) code at a park entrance station. (The app currently runs on iOS and will soon be available for Android.) A link to the app is available at this site.

Three passes can be pre-purchased through this program. Annual entrance pass for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument cost $50. The seven-day entrance pass is $30. The seven-day motorcycle entrance pass is $20.

The electronic version of a pass can’t get lost or misplaced because it resides on a visitor’s own mobile device. The app includes a scanner, so there is no need to download a separate app to scan. The pass is non-transferrable, non-refundable, non- replaceable, and should be available on visitors’ smartphones at all times while in the park.

Other passes are available for purchase at park entrance stations. They include the America the Beautiful – the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual, Senior, Access, and Military passes. This year, with the Every Kid in a Park Pass, all 4th grade students and their families get in free to national parks and other federal lands and waters. Learn more about how to obtain a 4th Grade Pass at

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