Cactus Forest Loop Road CLOSURE
The Cactus Forest Loop Road in Saguaro National Park Rincon Mountain District (east) will be closed March 10th and 11th from 5am to 8am. The Visitor Center Parking Lot will also be closed on March 11th from 5am to 8am for road striping. More »
Construction on roads in Tucson Mountain District may cause delays up to 30 mins
Starting February 3rd, work will begin to improve safety features along Picture Rocks Road, Sandario Road and Kinney Road. Work may cause delays up to 30 minutes and the work is scheduled to continue into March. More »
Permits are required for:
Information about our backcountry can be found in the Wilderness Brochure, along with the permit on the last page of the brochure.
Special Use Permits
Saguaro National Park is home to many beautiful landscapes which make it a popular place for weddings and special events.
Visit this page to learn how to schedule facilities and obtain a permit for weddings, special events, First Amendment activities, and the scattering of cremation ashes.
Filming/ Photography Permits
Filming permits are required and are issued for photography, filming, and associated sound recording when they involve props, models, professional crews, and casts or set dressings.
Scientific Research Permits
All studies in Saguaro National Park, large or small, must have their own Research & Collecting Permit.
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Visit this pageto learn how to obtain a research permit. Proposal and review processes require approximately 90 days.
A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is a permit that authorizes suitable commercial services for park visitors within Saguaro National Park. The term of a CUA may not exceed 2 years and no preferential right of renewal or similar provisions for renewal may be provided.
Did You Know?
The average life span of a saguaro cactus is 150 years, but some plants may live more than 200 years. A 20 foot tall saguaro weighs approximately 1 ton (2000 pounds).