Gatherings and commercial activities in National Park Service sites often require a special use permit. The purpose of these permits is to ensure the protection of the park's natural and cultural resources, as well as to minimize conflicts between park visitors and your guests. Examples of permitted activities include:
Sample Acknowledgement of Risk Form
Special Use Permit holders may not require clients to sign a waiver of liability statement or form, insurance disclaimer and/or indemnification agreement. They may request or require clients to sign an acknowledgement of risk statement or form prior to participation. You can download a sample. (23k PDF)
If you are a commercial outfitter or tour group leading guided trips into the park, you must obtain a Commercial Use Authorization. If you are not sure that your event requires a permit or have other questions, contact the Special Use Coordinator at 435-719-2123 or email us for further questions.
Last updated: April 14, 2023