Special Use Permits
Special Use Permits are required for all activities outside of normal visitor use. Activities could include the use of the park facilities or property for organized meetings, family reunions or commercial filming. Special Use Permits are issued at the Superintendent's discretion and an application process is required. Requests may be denied due to lack of sufficient time to process the request or due to the events impacts on park resources. A fee may be required for processing the application. Additional fees may be required to reimburse the National Park Service for expenses incurred as a result of supervising the permit. Fees for Special Use Permits, when applicable, must be paid before the special use, event, assembly, or meeting.
A special park use is defined as a short-term activity that takes place in a park area, and that:
- Provides a benefit to an individual, group, or organization rather than the public at large;
- Requires written authorization and some degree of management control from the National Park Service (NPS) in order to protect park resources and the public interest;
- Is not prohibited by law or regulation; is not initiated, sponsored, or conducted by the NPS; and is not managed under a concession contract, a recreation activity for which the NPS charges a fee, or a lease.
Read all conditions, guidelines and restrictions. Download and return specific permit application, along with appropriate non-refundable fee, when required. Your permit will be created and returned for your signature. When received with your signature, your permit will be approved and returned to you.
1- 10 people $150/day
11-30 people $250/day
31-49 people $500/day
Over 50 people $750/day
Commercial Still Photography
1- 10 people $50/day11- 30 people $150/dayOver 30 people $250/day