Special Use Permits

A special park use is defined as a short-term activity that takes place in a park area, and that:

  1. Provides a benefit to an individual, group, or organization rather than the public at large;
  2. Requires written authorization and some degree of management control from the National Park Service (NPS) in order to protect park resources and the public interest;
  3. Is not prohibited by law or regulation;
  4. Is not initiated, sponsored, or conducted by the NPS; and
  5. Is not managed under a concession contract, a recreation activity for which the NPS charges a fee, or a lease.

Application Fee: $100.00 (non-refundable)
Additional Fees: vary

Application Form

Application short Form

Special Use Permits are required for the following activities (see Superintendent's Compendium):

  • Group activities in the picnic area with more than 25 people
  • Operation of any type of portable motor or engine or device powered by a portable motor or engine
  • Operation of a public address system
  • Soliciting or demanding gifts, money, goods or services
  • Conducting a sports event, pageant, public spectator attraction, entertainment, ceremony and similar events
  • Public assemblies, meetings, gatherings, demonstrations, parades and other public expressions of views with more than 25 participants
  • Sale or distribution of printed matter with more than 25 participants
  • Engaging or soliciting any business

Last updated: June 12, 2019

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