Visitors relying on GPS Units, in order to direct them to our site, need to be cautious once they turn off State Highway 83. Several different GPS systems have misdirected visitors headed to our site. Road signs are more reliable as you approach the site. More »
Wash out on West Auto Tour
In August 2014 Golden Spike National Historic Site had a large amount of rain fall in a short period of time. This rainfall caused flooding which washed out a portion of the historic grade. This damage has resulted early closure of the West Auto Tour.
Special Use Permits (SUP)
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 is not managed under a concession contract, a recreation activity for which the NPS charges a fee, or a lease.
Examples include: weddings, other ceremonies, or public assemblies, etc. Examples of a First-Amendment Activity include: a church service, political event, or Freedom-of-Speech act.
Applications for permits should be submitted in advance, preferably 2-4 weeks before event, for consideration and processing.
Special Use Permit Fees
Any approved permits will require another $25.00 fee for administration (cost recovery program). Other charges may apply depending on the activities
For more information regarding Special Use Permits or to determine if your activity requires one, pleases call 435-471-2209 x30 or e-mail the park with the subject line "Attn: Special Use Permits."
Commercial Use Permits
Permits for Other Activities
Once completed, the permit application must be printed and signed. It cannot be saved and emailed. The application can be faxed or mailed to the park (contact information is provided on the application) or scanned and emailed. Applications are not considered complete until all requirements have been submitted, including the application fees and liability insurance certificates (except for First Amendment applications).
Location Fees and Cost Recovery for Commercial Filming and Still Photography
Did You Know?
The Golden Spike does not reside at Golden Spike NHS. We have the spot where the spike was placed during the Golden Spike ceremony. More...