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    Theodore Roosevelt

    National Park North Dakota

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    Visitors to the South Unit may experience up to 30 minute delays and rough road conditions due to road construction along East River Road. Construction is expected to be complete by October 1. Check back for updates Updated 08/13/2014 5:16 pm MT

Special Use Permits

The Special Use Permit (SUP) authorizes activities that benefit an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large: and that require written authorization and management control in order to protect park resources and the public interest.

Examples include: weddings, memorializations, commercial filming and/or photography, special assemblies, First Amendment activities, athletic events, firearms, or collecting resource materials require a special use permit be acquired in advance. For more information please contact the Park Special Use Coordinator at 701-623-4730 extension 3426.

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
  5. Is not managed under a concession contract, a recreation activity for which the NPS charges a fee, or a lease.

Please visit the following pages for information related to your event:

Backcountry Permits
First Amendment Activities and Demonstrations
Commercial Filming and Photography ($50 Application Fee plus additional fees)
Weddings ($50)
Scattering of Ashes ($50)

Conducting Research in the Park

Did You Know?

Cabin in Winter

During the brutal winter of 1886-1887, Theodore Roosevelt lost up to 60% of his cattle herd to cold and starvation. More...