Most of our park visitors will not need a special permit. The receipt from paying your entrance fee or the presentation of your America the Beautiful pass is your permit for a general visit to the park.
Visitors using the park grounds for commercial activities or private events do need a permit. Please read the Special Use Permit Policy document to see if your planned event needs a permit. If you have questions not answered within these documents please call the park, we'll be happy to assist or suggest possible alternatives.
Special Use Permit Policy (48.6 KB PDF file)
Did You Know?
The ancient Sonoran Desert people made shell jewelry bracelets, rings, necklaces and pendants. Some of the jewelry was inlaid with turquoise, others had designs etched into the surface. The shells were acquired from as far away as the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California.