Special Park Use PermitsPermits are required for some activities such as weddings and other ceremonies, meetings, gatherings, memorializations such as the scattering of ashes from human cremations, and other activities that are otherwise controlled or prohibited. Fees may be charged for many of these permitted activities.
Authorization is required before conducting any commercial business activity within the park. The first step is to complete a Commercial Use Authorization Application. Additional forms needed to complete the process include the Acknowledgement of Risk Form and the Annual Report Form.
Commercial Use Authorizations
Restrictions on Special Park Use Permits and Commercial Use Authorizations
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will not issue any permits for Commercial Uses or Special Park Uses during the time period between August 17 through August 24th, 2017. Managing permitted activities will simply not be possible due to the unusually large numbers of visitors for the Total Solar Eclipse. We are expecting over a quarter of our annual visitation during that week. A National Park Service special events management team has been requested to assist park staff in responding to large crowds, providing for visitor safety, and protecting resources for which the park was established.