• San Pedro River Valley from Montezuma Peak - D. Bly


    National Memorial Arizona


Coronado Cave: Permits for Coronado Cave are no longer required.


Certain types of activities require a special use permit. These include many types of organized gatherings, distribution of printed material and other public expressions of opinion, and other activities that are controlled or prohibited. See the following definitions and examples to determine if your use might be included.

A special park use is defined as a short-term activity that takes place in a park area, and that:

  1. Provides a benefit to an individual, group, or organization rather than the public at large;
  2. Requires written authorization and some degree of management control from the National Park Service (NPS) in order to protect park resources and the public interest;
  3. Is not prohibited by law or regulation;
  4. Is not initiated, sponsored, or conducted by the NPS; and
  5. Is not managed under a concession contract, a recreation activity for which the NPS charges a fee, or a lease.

Application Fee: $100.00 (non-refundable)
Additional Fees: vary

Application Form

Application short Form

Special Use Permits are required for the following activities (see Superintendent's Compendium):

  • Group activities in the picnic area with more than 25 people
  • Operation of any type of portable motor or engine or device powered by a portable motor or engine
  • Operation of a public address system
  • Soliciting or demanding gifts, money, goods or services
  • Conducting a sports event, pageant, public spectator attraction, entertainment, ceremony and similar events
  • Public assemblies, meetings, gatherings, demonstrations, parades and other public expressions of views with more than 25 participants
  • Sale or distribution of printed matter with more than 25 participants
  • Engaging or soliciting any business
  • Commercial photography or filming

Commercial Filming & Photography

Contact Bridget Peregrino (520) 824-3560 ext 308 for additional information.

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