Tenaya Lake in Yosemite

Tenaya Lake in Yosemite (Photo credit: Peter.wey)

Yosemite Goes Digital With Park Passes On Mobile Devices

By Carrie Hodousek

June 21, 2018 - 9:20 am

Yosemite National Park is giving visitors the option to buy entrance passes online. 

It's all about convenience, right? People can buy a park pass online then scan it at the entrance station without having a paper ticket. Yosemite Park Ranger Jamie Richards said that's the goal behind their new digital option called YourPassNow.

"You can designate what type of pass you would like to buy. The date range that you're coming to the park." Richards said. "You can purchase and download your pass and have it saved right on your mobile device."

However, visitors with a digital pass can't cut the line at Yosemite's entrance. They'll still have to wait behind travelers buying tickets the old-fashioned way. 

Yosemite joins a number of public lands and parks across the nation to provide the electronic passes. Park goers can still buy passes in person, Richards said the digital service is just another way to attract more people.

"It allows us to serve more visitors in multiple ways."

Passes are available at their website, yourpassnow.com and run from $20 to $35.