Devils Tower National Monument's spectacular scenery lead many to consider its use as a backdrop for filming, organized activities, or wedding ceremonies. A special park use is a short-term activity, like those mentioned, that occurs in a National Park Service area and:
- Provides a benefit to an individual, group, or organization, rather than the public at large
- Requires written authorization and some degree of management control from the National Park Service in order to protect park resources and the public interest
- Is not prohibited by law or regulation
- Is neither initiated, sponsored, nor conducted by the National Park Service
Special park uses, if approved, require the issuance of Special Use Permits and payment of permit fees before the activity can be held in the park. Special Use Permits must be acquired for commercial and independent filming, weddings, and commercial photography.
To apply for a Special Use Permit, print and complete the appropriate form above, attach any required fees, and mail it to the address specified on the form. For further information about obtaining a Special Use Permit or determining if your activity needs a permit, please contact the Chief Ranger.