A Special Use Permit is required for certain activities and events. Examples of events that may need a permit are:
Public assemblies and events
There is a non-refundable application fee of $100.00 for administrative costs and depending on the size of the event, additional fees may be charged at a nominal rate. Permit applications must be submitted to the Chief Rangers office no later than four days prior to the event. All permits must be approved and signed by the Recreation Area Superintendent.
The National Park Services mission is to protect its resources while providing for the enjoyment of the visitor. To protect the scenery, natural and cultural heritage, the National Park Service has developed certain guidelines for the purpose of managing filming, photography and sound recordings consistent with its mission.
It is National Park Service policy to allow commercial photography and filming and sound recordings through a permit system. Commercial Filming/Photography permits are required for those activities that generate film, photography or video production for television, motion picture industry, public or private interest. Filming or photography that requires a production crew, vehicles, broadcast equipment, props, talent/actors, construction, trailers, housing animals or aircraft will need a permit. Other activities requiring a filming permit are those that involve feature films, documentaries, shopping networks, religious telecasts, commercials, infomercials, public television presentation, produce DVD's CD's, CD-Roms, training videos, sales, education, promotions or entertainment.
Commercial still photography or projects that take place in locations where other members of the public are generally not allowed use a model, set or prop do require a permit.
Private individuals who are engaged in photography for their own personal use and enjoyment generally do not require a commercial filming permit. Check with the park's visitor center or Chief Ranger's office for more information
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