Permits and Reservations
A special use permit is required for any activity that provides a benefit to an individual, group, or organization rather than the park or the public at large. These activities can include special events, *first amendment activities, and commercial filming and photography.
We encourage citizens to exercise rights guaranteed by the Constitution. However, the courts have recognized that activities associated with the exercise of these rights may be reasonably regulated to protect the public and park resources. Therefore, such First Amendment activities involving over 25 participants require special use permits and National Park Service staff may regulate the time, place, and manner in which they are conducted. Some examples are:
Last updated: July 18, 2018