Special Use Permits
Special Park Use Permits are required for short-term activities that take place in the park area which provide a benefit to an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large; require written authorization and some degree of management control from the NPS in order to protect park resources and the public interest; and are not prohibited by law or regulation.
Examples of special park uses include weddings, first-amendment activities, privately owned (not for hire) seaplanes, events such as a bike race or meeting, group activities (groups of 20 or more participants) and non-profit organization activities.
For further information, please contact the Permit Coordinator at 305-242-7744 or click here to e-mail. The application can be accessed with a direct link below.
Application for Special Park Use
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Did You Know?
The Carnegie Institute's Laboratory for Marine Biology was established among the Dry Tortugas in 1905. Based on Loggerhead Key, this research facility laid the foundation for 20th century tropical marine science, with an emphasis on coral reef systems.