LAKE HAVASU CITY—Recreationists will now be able to easily attain electronic recreation permits and annual passes for Lake Havasu shoreline sites, making access to public lands more convenient.
The permits and passes will be available through the digital marketplace, YourPassNow. This innovation is made possible through a partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and NIC Inc., a digital government services provider.
“Purchasing a permit through YourPassNow offers our visitors improved access to recreational opportunities on Lake Havasu,” said William Mack, Jr., BLM’s Colorado River District Manager. “This digital service will greatly improve the convenience of visiting your shoreline sites for our visitors and streamline our internal BLM fee collection process. We are excited to pilot this service for the BLM and hope to continue to enhance the visitor experience on public lands.”
The BLM’s Lake Havasu Field Office offers 73 boat access campsites spanning 20 miles along the Arizona shore.
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 www.yourpassnow.com. Once purchased, passes and permits can be downloaded or stored to a virtual wallet for immediate and future use. Passes and permits are also emailed for those that want to print their pass.
“NIC couldn’t be happier to add Lake Havasu to the YourPassNow family,” said Harry Herington, NIC’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. “By offering recreation permits for day and overnight use at Lake Havasu Shoreline Sites, YourPassNow is helping the Bureau of Land Management enhance the visitor experience at one of our country’s truly spectacular outdoor places.”
Lake Havasu is the first Bureau of Land Management area to offer electronic permits and passes and joins the following national parks and forest lands currently providing electronic passes 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; and Wayne National Forest.