Gatherings and commercial activities 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.
You must have a permit to scatter ashes in the park. There are some requirements on where you may scatter ashes. We recommend conducting your memorial early in the day, when there will be fewer crowds and more privacy.
Applicants should submit payments via Pay.gov. To make a payment:
How to Apply
Complete Form 10-930s [824k PDF] and mail it (along with Pay.gov payment confirmation or a check or money order made out to National Park Service) to the address below. You can also email the application with credit card information to the address listed in the application.
Special Park Use Coordinator
We will handle applications in the order we receive them. We can process standard requests in 10 business days. Projects that need additional environmental compliance require a minimum of four weeks to process.
The Chief Ranger's Office issues special event permits by authority of the park superintendent.
For questions or additional information, please contact the Special Park Uses coordinator at 435-719-2123 or email us.
Last updated: November 26, 2018