Special Use Permits

Cades Cove Methodist Church
Cades Cove Methodist Church

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A Special Use Permit is required for a variety of organized activities and events including guided hikes and use of historic structures and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Provides a benefit to an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large;
  • Requires 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; and
  • Is neither initiated, sponsored, nor conducted by the National Park Service.

For more information about use of the park for non-commercial events or to determine if your activity requires a Special Use Permit, please call (865) 436-1207 or email the park with the subject line "Attn: Special Use Permits."

For more information about Historic Structure Use, please call (828) 497-1930 or email the park with the subject line "Attn: Special Use Permits."

Guidelines for Historic Structure Use
Application for Historic Structure Use
Online Payment for Special Use Permits
Map of Historic Structure Locations


Last updated: May 7, 2019

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