NIC Inc. and Grand Canyon National Park Partner to Offer Electronic Entrance Passes


YourPassNow offers visitors digital access to America’s public lands

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grand Canyon National Park has partnered with digital government
services provider NIC
(Nasdaq: EGOV) to offer electronic entrance passes to visitors
through YourPassNow,
a digital marketplace that makes it easy and convenient for visitors to
purchase passes and permits to access public lands online.

“We are excited to offer Grand Canyon’s visitors with a new digital
option to purchase their entrance passes online,” said Christine
Lehnertz, Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent. “YourPassNow allows
for visitors to pre-pay their entry fee and begin their trip planning
prior to arrival to the park.”

YourPassNow provides an alternative to the traditional paper-based,
in-person purchase method while simultaneously providing public lands
with a tool to help manage the visitor experience. Using a personal
device, visitors can purchase passes and permits from at
no additional cost. Once purchased, passes and permits can be downloaded
or stored to a wallet for immediate and future use. Passes and permits
are also emailed for those that want to print their pass or permit.

“NIC is pleased to partner with Grand Canyon National Park to offer
visitors another channel to purchase their entrance pass,” said Sandi
Miller, NIC Federal General Manager. “YourPassNow provides a new level
of digital access to visitors, allowing them to conveniently plan ahead
and arrive prepared when visiting the natural wonder.”

With its unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms, the
Grand Canyon is 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and a mile
deep. Grand Canyon welcomes about 5.5 million visitors each year.

Grand Canyon joins the following public lands currently providing
electronic passes and permits through YourPassNow: Acadia, Everglades,
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; and the Bureau of Land Management’s
Lake Havasu Field Office.

About YourPassNow

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

About NIC Inc.

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative
digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help
make government interactions more accessible for everyone through
technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more
than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal,
state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the
ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering
citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government
interactions. More information is available at

About the National Park Service

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417
national parks and work with communities across the nation to help
preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational
opportunities. Visit us at


NIC Inc.
Sandi Miller, 406-431-0675

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