Permits are required for:
- Wilderness camping (Palikū or Hōlua campsites)
- Wilderness cabins (Kapalaoa, Hōlua or Palikū cabins)
- Any special use: Weddings, Scattering of Ashes, Commercial Filming/Photography, Large Group Events, First Amendment Activities, Athletic Events, and Construction and Commercial Vehicle Access to "Science City".
- Any commercial use: Road Based Tours, Hiking Tours, Horse Tours, Astronomy Tours.