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    Upper Delaware

    Scenic & Recreational River NY,PA

Permits

SPECIAL USE PERMITS

"The National Park Service...shall promote and regulate the use of ... national parks ... [its] purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." (16 U.S.C. 1)


It is the policy of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River to allow special events, filming and photography when and where possible, while adhering to this mandate. Therefore primary consideration will be given to potential resource damage and to anticipated disruption of normal public use. In order to manage special events, filming and photography, a permit issued by the superintendent is required.

Application process

Read over the information carefully. Complete the appropriate application available below and mail it to the Permit Coordinator as soon as possible. Please remember to enclose your check or money order for $100.00 to cover non-refundable application costs. Checks must be made payable to National Park Service.


Federal procedures (31 USC 7701) require your social security number or tax identification number on the back of all checks or money orders accepted for deposit in the amount of $100.00 or more. You must supply your social security number or tax identification number in order for your check to be accepted and your application to be processed.

Your application must be received in sufficient time for evaluation by the National Park Service staff before the start date for your activity. Requests which involve complex logistics or coordination with other visitor activities will require additional time to process. Your request will be evaluated on the basis of the information in your application.


Please be aware that the $100.00 application fee is non-refundable. If your request is approved, a permit containing applicable terms and conditions will be sent to the person designated on the application. Additional fees may be charged based on the size and complexity of your permit. An estimated fee schedule will be provided upon approval of the permit.


If you have any questions about an event or activity, or would like to visit the Site prior to submitting your application, you can set up an appointment with the Permit Coordinator.


Information

Permit Coordinator

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

274 River Road

Beach Lake, PA 18405

570 729-8251


Applications


Application for Special Use Permit

Application for Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit (Short Form)

Application for Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit (Long Form)






Did You Know?

American Eel

Spawned in the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic Ocean, the American Eel migrates as a juvenile to fresh water where they grow into adults. As a traditional food source for Native Americans, smoked eels are still a local delicacy.