Special Use Permit (SUP)
A Special Use Permit is required for all activities for which regulations at 36CFR Parts 1-7 and Part 14 specify that a permit is required. Special use permits are required for meetings, family reunions, public assemblies, special events, First Amendment rallies, filming, telecommunications, and right-of-way permits for utilities and roads, as well as for other non-visitor activities occurring on park land.
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.
SUP applications should be submitted well in advance.
For more information regarding Special Use Permits please call Chief Ranger, C. Moore, at 404 730-9639 ore-mail or Park Ranger, M. Hayden, at (404) 331-6965 or e-mail. Please mention "Special Use Permit" in the subject line.