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Certain types of activities require a special use permit. These include many types of organized gatherings, distribution of printed material and other public expressions of opinion, and other activities that are controlled or prohibited. See the following definitions and examples to determine if your use might be included.
A special park use is defined as a short-term activity that takes place in a park area, and that:
The Permit Process
Download and return specific permit application, along with appropriate non-refundable fee, when required.Please allow a fourteen day minimum for consideration of your permit request; first amendment requests allow two business days. The permit coordinator will work with you to create the permit. Read all conditions, guidelines and restrictions.
For additional information, call 605-433-5230 or email us.
Application for Special Use Permits
For your request to be considered, please print and comple one of the forms below and mail or fax it to the park along with the appropriate application fee. Other potential charges include, but are not limited to monitoring by Rangers, clean-up and site restoration, and recovery of administrative costs. You may also be required to post a performance bond.
Mail completed applications to:
Special Use Permits Coordinator
Last updated: February 15, 2020