PermitsA special park use is a short-term activity that occurs in a National Park Service area and:
Special Use PermitsSpecial events such as weddings, ceremonies, gatherings, sporting events, scattering of ashes, and other similar activities require the approval of a permit and payment of fees before the activity can be conducted in the park.
Please submit applications for special use permits 14 days in advance.
Application for Special Use Permit
Filming PermitsCommercial filming or photography requires a filming permit. Permits are not required for visitors using cameras for personal use, or for film or video news crews at breaking news events. Please submit commercial filming/ still photography applications 60 days in advance.
Remotely piloted aircraft (drones) are not permitted for commercial filming, and the park superintendent will not seek higher level approval for any commercial filming activities. For more on National Park Service (NPS) policy regarding drone usage, please see: No Fly Advisory.
All special park use applications are processed and reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Completion and submission of an application and application fee does not guarantee permit approval. Conditions applying to all permits include:
Commercial Use AuthorizationsIf you are a business such as a road-based tour company, climbing guide service, or other commercial company doing business in the park, please visit our Do Business With Us page to learn more.
Last updated: May 6, 2019