First Amendment Activities
A Special Use Permit may be required for certain activities such as political events, public assemblies, demonstrations, the distribution of literature, church services and other activities commonly referred to as "First Amendment" activities.
Special Use Permit (SUP)
A Special Use Permit is required for sporting events, pageants, regattas, public spectator attractions, entertainment, ceremonies, public assemblies, meetings, gatherings, demonstrations, parades, and sale or distribution of printed matter that occur on the land or water of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
Commercial Filming & Still Photography
Currently, the National Park Service is not issuing commercial filming permits. All applicable laws and regulations governing activities and public use in parks still apply, including park hours and areas open and closed to the public. However there are no changes in how the National Park Service regulates still photography.
A Right-Of-Way (ROW) Permit is issued by Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area to allow a utility to pass over, under, or through park property. A ROW permit is required any time you want to build or install a utility on park lands. Projects could include electrical transmission lines, telephone lines, and sewer lines. Broadband equipment, such as telecommunication sites, microwave, and fiber optic, requires a ROW permit as well.
Visit the Right-Of-Way Permit page for more information and to get started on your application.
Commercial Use Authorization (CUA)
A Commercial Use Authorization is a permit necessary to conduct business in the park in any way. CUAs can include: fishing instruction, exercise classes, boat rentals, river tours, shuttle services, etc. Permits will only be considered for activities that relate to the park's reason for establishment. Learn more about how you can Do Business With Us.
Last updated: February 23, 2021