Permits & Reservations

Film crew on MCG site
Commercial film crew at Mound City Group

NPS / T. Engberg

Special Use Permits

Please contact the park to inquire about permits for special events or groups (1st Amendment Activities, commercial filming, groups of 25 or more, etc). Please do not send requests for reserving shelter houses or picnic tables. Scroll down for more information.

Shelters & Picnic Tables

All shelters and picnic tables at all park sites are first-come, first-serve. We do not take reservations for any shelter or picnic table. If you have questions, please feel free to Contact Us. Please be mindful that guests in the shelter houses are not permitted to erect any signs, balloons, or other displays. Additionally, any kind of fire (including charcoal and gas grilling) are NOT permitted in the shelter houses or on any park grounds at any time.

An American flag waves on a flagpole in front of trees
The Stars & Stripes flying high on the flagpole at the Mound City Group visitor center.

NPS / Tom Engberg

First Amendment Free Speech Area

Visit the park's First Amendment Free Speech Area page for a detailed map of the free speech area, information about the use of the free speech area and whether or not groups need a permit to assemble in the designated free speech area.

Last updated: June 7, 2023

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16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601


740 774-1125

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