• Log huts are coated in a fresh layer of snow

    Valley Forge

    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Activities Requiring Permits

II. 36 CFR §1.6 – permitS

(f) The following is a compilation of activities and/or public uses for which a permit from the superintendent or is required:

  • §1.5(d) To implement a public use limit, the superintendent may establish a permit, registration, or reservation system. Permits shall be issued in accordance with the criteria and procedures of §1.6 of this chapter.

  • §2.4(d) Carry or possess a weapon, trap, or net

  • §2.5(a) Specimen collection (take plant, fish, wildlife, rocks or minerals).

  • §2.10(a) The following camping activities:
    • § Camping is generally prohibited with the exception of limited special events held by the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. These events are held under a special use permit.

  • §2.12 Audio Disturbances:
    • (a)(3) Operation of any type of portable motor or engine, or device powered by a portable motor or engine
    • (a)(4) Operation of a public address system in connection with a public gathering or special event for which a permit has been issued pursuant to §2.50 or §2.51.

  • §2.17 Aircraft and Air Delivery
    • § (a)(3) Delivery or retrieval of a person or object by parachute, helicopter or other airborne means
    • § (c)(1) Removal of a downed aircraft

  • §2.37 Soliciting or demanding gifts, money goods or services (Pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit issued under sections 2.50, 2.51, or 2.52)

  • §2.38 Explosives:
    • § (a) Use, possess, store, transport explosives, blasting agents
    • § (b) Use or possess fireworks

  • §2.50(a) Conduct a sports event, pageant, regatta, public spectator attraction, entertainment, ceremony, and similar events

  • §2.51(a) Public assemblies, meetings, gatherings, demonstrations, parades and other public expressions of views. See attached maps.

  • §2.52(c) Sale or distribution of printed matter that is not solely commercial advertising.See attached maps.

  • §2.62 Memorialization:
    • § (b) Scattering ashes from human cremation

  • §4.11(a) Vehicles exceeding load, weight and size limits. (See section III, §4.10)

  • §5.1Advertisements (display, posting, or distribution)

  • §5.3Engaging in or soliciting any business (Requires a permit, contract or other written agreement with the United States, or must be pursuant to special regulations).

  • §5.5 Commercial Photography/Filming:
    • § (a) Commercial filming of motion pictures or television involving the use of professional casts, settings or crews, other than bona fide newsreel or news television
    • § (b) Still photography of vehicles, or other articles of commerce or models for the purpose of commercial advertising.

  • §5.6(c) Use of commercial vehicles on park area roads (The superintendent shall issue a permit to access private lands within or adjacent to the park when access is otherwise not available).

  • §5.7 Construction of buildings, facilities, trails, roads, boat docks, paths, structures, etc.
If you would like to apply for a permit. Visit our Permits page for applications and information.

Did You Know?

People walking and biking along the Schuylkill River Trail.

You can jump on your bike at the Art Museum in center-city Philadelphia and ride the Schuylkill River Trail 20 miles to Valley Forge, and beyond. The Schuylkill River Trail and numerous connecting trails are constantly expanding, making it easy to walk or bike to the park.