Permits are required for organized First Amendment Rights, commercial filming or photography, or distribution of written material at the park. For special events taking place on park land, permittee will be required to provide liability insurance and is responsible for reimbursing the National Park Service for unbudgeted costs incurred during the special event.
For more information or to request an Special Use Permit application, please contact the park by phone at 740-774-1126 or by e-mail, or click on the link below.
Application for Special Use Permit
Application for Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit
All commercial filming requires a permit. Commercial filming is defined as digital or film recording of a visual image or sound recording by a person, business, or other entity for a market audience, such as for a documentary, television or feature film, advertisement, or similar project. It does not include news coverage or visitor use. Still photography activities require a permit only when:
a.) the activity takes place at location(s) where or when members of the public are generally not allowed; or
b.)the activity uses model(s), sets(s), or prop(s) that are not a part of the location's natural or cultural resources or administrative facilities; or
c.)the park would incur additional administrative costs to monitor the activity;News coverage does not require a permit, for either filming or still photography, but is subject to time, place, and manner restrictions, if warranted, to maintain order and ensure the safety of the public and the media, and protect natural and cultural resources.