Great Basin National Park may schedule after-hour cave tours to take amateur and commercial photographers into Lehman Caves for filming or photography activities. A Special Use Permit is required, and must be approved before activities can commence. The permit applies only in the cave. Commerical photography in other areas of the park requires a Filming Permit.
Terms and Conditions
The permitee will be subject to the following permit conditions.
Obtaining a Permit
Same day permits will not be issued. At least one day advance notice is required, and approval will be subject to the availability of staff. A minimum of two weeks notice is preferred.
A $75 non-refundable administrative processing fee is required for all applicants, regardless of whether or not the permit is issued. The processing fee must accompany the application. Please make payment payable to the National Park Service. If your request is approved, you will be charged an additional $50 Location Fee along with $60 to $100 per hour, which is the cost of personnel required to monitor the filming or photography activity.
Applications can be mailed, faxed, or emailed. If faxed or emailed, a credit card number must be provided for payment. Emailed applications will need to be signed upon arrival.
Mail applications to:
Fax applications to (775) 234-7590.
Last updated: November 2, 2022