Special Use Permits
Examples of activities that would require a written authorization from the park in the form of a special use permit include (but are not limited to) weddings, first-amendment demonstration activities, commerical filming and photography, sporting races, and group activities that expect 20+ individuals.
application for a Special Use Permit
Field trips and organized group tours do not require a Special Use Permit. However, we do ask that you contact us and make a reservation. Ranger led tours and living history demonstrations may be available for groups. We ask that you provide at least a two-week notice to schedule a program. Please call us at 256-234-7111 and be prepared to provide your group name, group size, requested date, and time frame of your visit.
You can also check out our For Teachers section if you are planning an onsite visit for students, scouts, and similar youth groups.
Picnic shelters at Horseshoe Bend NMP are available near the Visitor Center on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not accepted. Picnic tables are also located at the Highway 49 Boat Ramp at Miller Bridge.