The National Park Service has launched a pilot program to provide the public an opportunity to pre-purchase annual and seven-day entrance passes for
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, has created an app that allows for the 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 mobile devices.)
A link to the app is available at www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/fees.htm or search “Viply” at the iTunes App Store.
Three passes may be pre-purchased through this program:
-The annual entrance pass for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument. ($50).
—The seven-day vehicle entrance pass ($30).
—The seven-day motorcycle entrance pass ($20.00).
The electronic version of a pass can’t get lost 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.
“The new app offers more convenience for our visitors and will help expedite entrance into these national parks,” said Woody Smeck, superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Fourth-graders are FREE!
This year, with the Every Kid in a Park Pass, all fourth-grade students and their families get in free to national parks and other federal lands and waters. Learn more about how to obtain this pass at www.everykidinapark.gov.