Rincon Mountain District Backcountry Closures Due to Wildland Fire Activity
Due to fire activity and for the safety of hikers and campers, some trail and campground closures have been enacted. All off-trail areas within Saguaro National Park east of Douglas Spring Trail and Manning Camp Trails are also closed. More »
Short Term Trail Closures for Buffelgrass Treatment
Between August 19 and August 29, isolated trails in both districts may be closed for a short duration as aerial treatment of invasive buffelgrass is happening in that area. Closures will be posted at each trail and announced on facebook daily. 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?
Buffelgrass burns at 1300-1600 F, hot enough to melt aluminum and the fire can travel near the speed of the wind. Even in moderate weather, it can travel at 2-3 mph with 12-18 ft flame lengths, making it a real threat to the lives of firefighters