Fox Found at Chickasaw National Recreation Area Tested Positive for Rabies
During the week of June 10, park rangers at Chickasaw National Recreation Area caught and euthanized a sick fox that subsequently tested for disease, and found to be infected with the rabies. More »
Special Park Use Permits
Special Park Use Permits are required for activities that provide a benefit to an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large. In addition special events usually require some degree of management from the National Park Service staff in order to protect park resources and the public interest. Some examples of special events that may require a permit are sporting events, festivals, concerts, weddings, cultural programs, and large group picnics. Regulations covering special events can be found at 36 CFR 2.50.
The goal of the park in issuing a permit is to ensure that the permitted activity does not interfere with the enjoyment of the park by other visitors and that the natural and cultural resources of the park are protected.
Please use the applications below to apply for a special event permit. Unsure about which form(s) to use? Contact the Permit Coordinator, 580 622-7220.
Permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis up to one year in advance. Please provide the park with as much notice as possible to consider your request. Fill in the information requested on the form(s) as completely as possible and send to:
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
It may be necessary for park staff to contact you for further information while considering your request. The permit application must be accompanied by an application fee of $30.00, which reimburses the park for costs incurred in processing your request. There may be additional charges for large events that require additional NPS personnel for public safety or traffic control, site cleanup, trash removal, or property damage.
Did You Know?
In 1904 Forest Townsley was appointed the first park ranger in Platt National Park [the Platt Historic District in today's Chickasaw National Recreation Area]. In 1913 he transferred to Yosemite National Park, where he later became Chief Ranger. More...