Special Use Permits

A special use permit (SUP) is required for activities that benefit an individual, group, or organization rather than the public at large.

Such activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Weddings and commitment ceremonies.
  • Memorials and the spreadings of remains
  • Sporting events, or events conducted by organized clubs.
  • Worship services.
  • Trips organzied by scouting groups, churches, academic institutions, or other non-profit organizations.
  • Groups of 20 or more hiking in the park.
  • Any organized group conducting an activity in the park.

Application for Special Use Permit (PDF)

Please contact the Special Use Coordinator at 915-828-3251 ext 2500 for more information about the application process.

Send completed applications to:
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
ATTN: SUP Coordinator
400 Pine Canyon Dr
Salt Flat, TX 79847

or email us at gumo_administration@nps.gov with ATTN: SUP Coordinator in the Subject Line.

After favorable review of your application, a Special Use Permit will be prepared and mailed to you for signature. Upon receipt, you will need to review, sign, and return the permit to our office for final approval. After the permit is approved, we will send you an authorized copy. The approved permit must be in your possession at the time of your event.

Most applications require a minimum of 3 weeks to fully process.

Last updated: October 15, 2020

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Mailing Address:

400 Pine Canyon
Salt Flat, TX 79847


(915) 828-3251

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