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Certain types of activities require a special use permit. These include many types of organized gatherings, distribution of printed material and other public expressions of opinion, and other activities that are controlled or prohibited. See the following definitions and examples to determine if your use might be included.
A special park use is defined as a short-term activity that takes place in a park area, and that:
What is "Special Use"?
A special use permit (SUP) is required for activities that benefit an individual, group, or organization rather than the public at large. Examples of activities that require a permit at Guadalupe Mountains include, but are not limited to:
Application for Special Use Permit (PDF)
As required by regulation (54 USC §103104), there are cost recovery fees for Special Use Permits. The current basic fees for permits on the Blue Ridge Parkway are as follows (fees subject to change):
How To Apply for a Special Use PermitApplication 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 email@example.com 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: March 1, 2021