Pilot Fishing Program Closed Until Further Notice
The three miles of the Pecos River inside the park remains closed to public use. Public access to the river inside park boundaries is determined by condition of the resource. Please click "More" to link to the fishing page and additional information. More »
Special Use Permits
Special Use Permits
National Parks often require Special Use Permits to ensure the protection of natural and cultural resources, as well as to minimize conflicts between park visitors and other park users.
If you are seeking information about having a wedding at the park, please click here.
A Special Use Permit may also be required for other activities, such as:
If you are not familiar with Pecos National Historical Park, a preliminary visit is advisable. The location where the event is to take place needs to be determined before a permit is issued. There may be special restrictions in the area that could limit access.
Filming permits are issued on an individual basis based on the size of the project (movie, commercial, etc.), how much staff is needed for supervision, and how much time will be involved. Additional fees may be required depending on the situation.
Incidental Business Permit
Any individual or business leading commercial tours or other commercial enterprises within the park needs to first have an Incidental Business Permit.
Application for Special Use Permits
Available forms (click on above links) may be printed out, completed and mailed to the park along with appropriate application fees. At this time they are not available to fill out online.
Special Use Permits Coordinator
Did You Know?
The "historical park" designation generally applies to NPS sites that extend beyond single properties or buildings. Pecos National Historical Park interprets Spanish colonialism, pueblo culture, natural history of the Pecos Valley, the Santa Fe Trail, the Civil War, and the ranch history of northern New Mexico.