PermitsA special park use is a short-term activity that occurs in a National Park Service area and:
Special Use Permits
Special 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.
Permits are not required for demonstrations, public assemblies, or distribution of printed material by 25 persons or fewer. All other First Amendment activities require the approval of a permit before the activity can be conducted in the park. Permit fees for First Amendment activities are waived.
Commercial 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.
Additionally, the use of a helicopter for commercial filming will not be permitted. For more information, please refer to the park's No Fly Advisory.
Application for Commercial Filming/Still Photography Permit
For further information about obtaining a Special Use Permit or determining if your activity needs a permit, please contact us.
Commercial Use Authorizations
If 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 11, 2020