Special events in national parks often require a Special Use Permit. The purpose of these permits is to ensure the protection of the park's natural and cultural resources, as well as to minimize conflicts between park visitors and your guests. Read below for information on park policies, fees, and how to apply for a permit.
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The following wedding locations with corresponding group sizes have been identified to be in compliance with park management and resource protection obligations:
A permit does not grant exclusive use of the area and the area will remain open to the visiting public. Permittees may not ask the public to alter their visitation in any way. Additional permit conditions are imposed as follows:
How to Apply
Please submit a completed Form 10-930s (179k fillable PDF document) along with Pay.gov payment confirmation to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This fee covers the costs associated with providing initial contact and consultation with permittees, initial review of a standard application, and the costs associated with issuing a standard permit, which includes, but is not limited to, the average time it takes for processing fees, permit development, consultations with the permittee, managerial consultations, and billing. The application fee and permit processing fees are non-refundable once the permit office has received your permit application.
Applicants should submit payments via Pay.gov. To make a payment:
The standard park entrance fee also applies. We encourage wedding attendees to carpool; space is limited in some places.
Call the special use permit coordinator at 435-719-2123 or email us.
Last updated: April 3, 2023