When is a permit needed?
Price v. Barr had no impact on how the National Park Service regulates still photography, so there are no changes in how the National Park Service regulates that activity. Still photographers require a permit only when:
How do I apply for a permit?
Permit applications are available online below. Send a completed application along with the application fee as far in advance of your planned date as possible to:
Lava Beds National Monument
PO Box 1240
Tulelake, CA 96134
Attn: Special Use Application
In addition, you should request a meeting with park staff if your proposed activity is unusual or complex. Early consultation with park staff will help them process the submitted application in a timely manner.
Still Photography Short Form
Still Photography Long Form
What fees will I have to pay?
Are there other permit requirements?
You may be required to obtain liability insurance naming the United States as additionally insured in an amount commensurate with the risk posed to park resources by your proposed activity. You may also be asked to post a bond to ensure the payment of all charges and fees and the restoration of the area if necessary.
Last updated: November 8, 2021