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 Historic Structure Use, please email the park with the subject line "Attn: Special Use Permits."

  • Guidelines for Historic Structure Use
  • Application for Special Park Use Permit (no payment necessary for burials, cemetery visits including Decoration Days and first amendment activities)
  • Online Payment for Special Use Permits
  • Map of Historic Structure Locations

Last updated: January 31, 2023

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107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738



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