Doing Business With The Park
Special Use Permits
Such activities include, but are not limited to:
Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. A non-refundable administrative application fee of $25.00 may be charged, depending on the activity.For questions concerning SUPs, please call 432-477-1108 or email.
Commercial Use Authorization
Commercial Use Authorization permits are required of all operators who provide any goods, activities, agreements, or other services to the general public which take place, at least in part, in the park, uses park resources and are undertaken for or results in compensation, monetary gain, benefit or profit to an individual, organization or corporation. (This also applies to non-profit and educational groups, if taxable income is derived).
Commercial Filming Permits
Commercial filming and still photography require a film permit.
Did You Know?
Below the Rockslide in Santa Elena Canyon is “Smuggler’s Cave.” Of course, it is one of the many legendary sites of hidden treasure in the area of Big Bend National Park. This is unlikely, as it is also too difficult to reach for just an average outlaw "hangout." More...