Special Use Permits (non-guided services)

North Cascades is home to many beautiful landscapes and locations affording visitors opportunities to conduct special events including, but not limited to, weddings, scattering of ashes, first amendment activities, or organized special events.

A Special Use Permit is required for activities that provide a benefit to an individual, group, or organization, rather than the public at large. These activities require some degree of management from the National Park Service if there is the potential for interference with visitor use, congestion of a highly visited area, or possible impact on park resources.

Please note, with the exception of filming, commercial operations are not authorized under a Special Use Permit.

Fees and Conditions of permits vary, depending on the type of Special Use Permit being issued. For non-filming Special Use Permits, the following is required prior to permit approval:

1. Completion and Submission of the Special Park Uses Application

2. Payment of $50 for non-refundable Application Fee

Payment can be made online at pay.gov (preferred method of payment), or by check. Pay.gov has credit card, debit and other EFT payment options. Payments made by money order or checks should be made payable to "National Park Service".

Email for more information on Special Use Permits.

Last updated: June 18, 2019

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