Special Event Management
Special events and activities held in the park require a Special Use Permit, issued only after the park determines that the activities involved meet the NPS general guidelines as well as any site-specific policy and regulation.
The park, through the Chief Ranger's Office, evaluates all proposals for special events at Fort Vancouver NHS. Our permitting process ensures that special events are conducted in a manner consistent with Nation Park Service standards of resource and visitor protection. Our goal is for all special events to foster the mission of the NPS and benefit the general public and event participants.
Each Special Use Permit issued by Fort Vancouver NHS is based upon general conditions that protect regular visitor access, safety, and park values and resources. Other permit conditions may be imposed depending upon the proposed event activities and the location in which it is held. The site, for example, is an active archaeological site and managed to protect its archaeological resources.
To facilitate your application for a Special Use Permit (SUP), we have listed a few things you will need to know about planning and holding your event or activity in the park. Please click on the link below for information on obtaining a Special Use Permit.
Structures that you can reserve on Fort Vancouver National Historic Site:
There are a number of structures to choose from within this expansive National Park. You will have the option of reserving the following structures:
Did You Know?
Did you know that John McLoughlin, Chief Factor at Fort Vancouver, is known as the “Father of Oregon” for his aid to American immigrants arriving over the Oregon Trail? His home in Oregon City, Oregon is a unit of the national park system administered by Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. More...