Gatherings and commercial activities in National Parks often require a special use permit. The purpose of these permits is to ensure the protection of the park's natural and cultural resources, as well as to minimize conflicts between park visitors and your guests. Permits will be specific in nature to the activity being permitted. Activities requiring a Special Use Permit may include First Amendment gatherings, weddings, or sale or distribution of printed matter.
Special Use Permit (short form) Adobe PDF
Special Use Permit (long form) Adobe PDF
The forms above should be used for all special uses except right-of-way applications. If applying for right-of-way, use SF-299 - Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands (PDF).
Contact the monument at (970) 374-3000 to help determine if you need a Special Use or other permit.
Did You Know?
Paleontologist Earl Douglass first came to Utah looking for mammal fossils. He returned in 1909 and discovered an immense deposit of dinosaur bones, now protected at Dinosaur National Monument. Although made famous by dinosaurs, Douglass died preferring his beloved mammal fossils over dinosaurs.