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Love Maryland’s Outdoors? There’s an App for That.

Enjoying Maryland’s great outdoors has never been easier thanks to the Maryland Department of Natural Resource’s new mobile app. The AccessDNR app provides the state’s hunters, anglers, boaters, park-goers ─ anyone seeking outside adventure ─ all of the latest in nature-related recreation, information and news right at their fingertips. The free AccessDNR mobile apps are now available for download in the app stores for Apple and Android devices and can also be accessed through the state’s official website, www.Maryland.gov or DNR’s website, www.dnr.maryland.gov.

“DNR’s new mobile app will make finding and enjoying Maryland’s unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities considerably easier for our citizens and visitors,” said DNR Secretary Joseph Gill. “We are very excited by this new step forward in providing customers with a more personalized and accessible DNR experience.”

The AccessDNR app provides mobile access to information and services including State park locations, activities and amenities, reservations, trails, boat launch sites, real-time game harvest reporting with trophy case, and mobile licensing and renewals. Additional content includes a Near Me mapping function that will display parks and waterways within a 10, 25, or 50 mile radius of the user and includes detailed driving directions.

The mobile apps were developed at no charge for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources by NIC Inc., through the self-funded eGovernment services contract with the State Department of Information Technology (DoIT).

The AccessDNR mobile app features:

  • Location-based maps and directions to state-owned lands and attractions
  • Maryland State Park activities and amenities
  • Access to fishing and hunting season information
  • Real-time game harvest reporting for hunters
  • Trophy Case photo sharing through social media
  • Location-based sunrise/sunset and tide updates
  • Maryland fish and shellfish identifier
  • Hunting, fishing and boating regulation guides
  • Breaking DNR news and alerts

About Maryland.gov

Maryland.gov is the official website of the state of Maryland (http://www.maryland.gov) and is a collaborative public/private partnership managed by the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) and NIC Maryland. NIC Maryland helps Maryland state and local government entities web-enable their services and operates without tax funds through a Self-funded eGovernment Services contract. NIC Maryland builds, operates, maintains, and markets Maryland.gov and its eGovernment services.

About NIC

NIC Inc (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official state government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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