ParkPassport 4+

National Park Trust

    • 4.5 • 231 Ratings
    • Free

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Created by the National Park Trust, the ParkPassport App is your guide to creating memorable park experiences in local, state, and national public lands and waters! Utilize our robust database and park finder tool to access and learn about over one-thousand park sites across the country. Filter for parks based on specific activities, cultural significance, or historical periods you’re interested in, and collect park-specific badges in your virtual park passport to record your visits.

Since launching in 2019, the ParkPassport App has become the most comprehensive collection of activities, information, and resources on local, state, and national public lands and waters on a free platform. New partnerships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri State Parks, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), make the ParkPassport App a must-have for outdoor enthusiasts!

Features on the ParkPassport App include:

- The Park Finder helps users discover nearby parks anywhere in America by using your location. Now featuring over 600 new park locations to further explore including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 463 lakes and rivers, Missouri's 93 state parks, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's (NOAA) 17 National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments
- Badges in the Digital Passport for different parks and outdoor activities, including custom badges for all national parks, National Marine Sanctuaries and Monuments, and Missouri State Parks
- Offline Functionality allows users to track their park visits and activities and access park information without the need to be connected to wifi or cell service
- Fishing Information with 7 specific digital resource categories and 6 new custom activity badges for different types of fishing
- Thousands of Digital Resources and Experiences, including virtual tours, Junior Ranger badges, live webcams, educational videos, and new resource categories – hidden histories, recreate responsibly, and wildlife viewing
- Search Functionality allows users to search for specific locations, various activities, and parks with historical and cultural significance
- Accessibility Information for all users to prepare and plan for incredible park experiences
- Photo Sharing allows users to upload and share their favorite park images
- Access to Information about free park passes offered by the National Park Service.

What’s New

Version 2.2.0

New Features:

- Updated user photo feature
- Push notifications
- Updated digital resources filter
- New Missouri State Park badges
- New registration application
- Updated messaging formatting
- Bug fixes and UI updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 Ratings

Faithful Chaos ,

A Must Have App For Outdoor Enthusiasts

I just wanted to send a message of THANK YOU!! For years I have looked for an app just like this one and have been so frustrated to have continually come up empty handed. To have every park listed in one place will be so helpful to our family. We hike a lot, several times a week and this app is going to be such a great addition to our planning. Thank you thank you for creating this app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for reviewing the ParkPassport App! We have made significant updates since 2020 - we hope you are still using the app. Learn more about the National Park Trust at

Cindy Vegas ,

I love the idea of this app BUT ...

We travel a lot and we've been looking for an app like this one. We love the idea, but when we are trying to check in into a park, the app crashes. After doing it a few times and clicking on some of the menus, we do get lucky sometimes and can check in.

It also doesn't recognize all parks unfortunately. Today we were at the Desert Wildlife Refuge, which is a huge park in Nevada, but it was impossible to check in, it didn't recognize it as a park
An option to manually check in into a park would be great, and/or to manually add a park if it's not in the database

Developer Response ,

Hello, Cindy Vegas! Thank you for reviewing the ParkPassport app. We have made significant updates in the app since last February 2021. We hope you will give the ParkPassport app another shot. We love your idea of being able to submit a park or a manual check-in for parks not found in the app. If you are still having issues or have additional questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at

dwally28 ,

Inconsistent park listings

The concept of this app is great, and it has introduced me to parks nearby that I didn’t know where there. However, my local park is no longer listed (it was when I first downloaded the app) and it appears as though only a very small handful of the New York State parks are listed. I thought this would be a fun for the kids to earn badges as we went to places, but if most of the parks we will go aren’t listed it’s pointless. I wish there were a way to add a park to the list, if there is already I can’t find it.

And also the park search function could use some work, like searching by park name.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for reviewing the ParkPassport App! We have made significant updates since 2020 - we hope you are still using the app. New York State Parks are still not fully incorporated into the app but we are happy to added parks to the app for you. Email us at You are now able to search for a park by name and we are looking into functionality that would allow users to submit parks to be added. Thank you.

App Privacy

The developer, National Park Trust, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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