Special Use Permit Application

Permits may be applied for through the park superintendent's office at 401 South 2nd St., Vincennes, IN 47591. All requests must be submitted on NPS Form 10-930s Application for Special Use Permit. Please submit in person or by email to gero_interpretation@nps.gov

Contact the park for a copy or more information at 812-882-1776 ext. 1210

Rules and regulations pertinent to special use permits:

  • One person should serve as liaison with the National Park Service.
  • Please note that this permit application
  • Please complete it the permit and return to park staff as soon as possible either by returning in person or by email to gero_interpretation@nps.gov
  • The permittee and all members of the group will comply with any instructions from the NPS representative.
  • Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is prohibited. ---The term, unmanned aircraft, means a device that is used or is intended to be used for flight in the air without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the device, and the associated operational elements and components that are required for the pilot or system operator in command to operate or to control the device (such as cameras, sensors, communication links). This term includes all types of devices that meet this definition (e.g. model airplanes, quadcopters, drones) that are used for any purpose, including for recreation or for commerce.
  • Nothing shall be attached to any cultural or natural object, bench, handrail, fence, tree, shrub, or other object.
  • Any public address system being used shall be adjusted to accommodate only those people in the immediate area.
  • Food booths will be operated in compliance with all public health and safety requirements.
  • The area will be left in the same condition as found. Any park property damaged by, or as a result of, the permit holder, will be replaced or repaired at the cost of the permit holder.
  • Litter containers will be provided by the permittee. The permittee will also be responsible for emptying these containers.
  • No stock animals are allowed on park grounds. Pets must be on a leash and away from the public.
  • It is expressly agreed and understood that this permit does not authorize the permittee to advertise, solicit business, collect fees, or sell any goods or services on lands owned and controlled by the United States. Exceptions may be made with prior approval from the park superintendent.
  • The permittee is responsible for providing for any and all security for the event including evening and night security.
  • Any activities that are not specifically mentioned in the permit would require additional permission from the park superintendent.
  • No holes may be dug in the lawn, and no stakes or anchors may be set without first checking with the park staff to determine locations of sprinkler lines.
  • Vehicles may not be parked on lawn areas of the park. Vehicles may cross the lawn area for loading and unloading only if conditions permit. During wet conditions the park representative should be contacted prior to doing so.
  • All clean up and removal activities are to be completed by the close of business on the day following the close of the event.
  • Stage (performing area, generators, and other equipment which may cause damage to the lawn or other natural features, must be confined to paved areas.

COVID-19 Information

  • All individuals participating in the permitted event or activity must wear masks in accordance with the current mask-wearing requirements in the Superintendent's compendium, which is available on the park's website or from the Superintendent's office.
  • For all permits for events or activities involving over 50 people:

    The Permittee must develop and submit to the superintendent a safety plan that addresses current public-health issues posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a term and condition of this Permit, the Permittee is responsible for complying with the plan and for ensuring that all individuals participating in the permitted event or activity also comply with the plan.

Last updated: September 21, 2021

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Mailing Address:

401 S. 2nd Street
Vincennes, IN 47591


(812) 882-1776 x1210

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