Permits & Reservations

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Special Use Permit (SUP)

"The National Park Service...shall promote and regulate the use of...national parks...[its] purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." (16 USC 1)

It is the policy of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River to allow special events and activities, filming, and commercial photography when and where possible, while adhering to this mandate. Therefore, primary consideration will be givento potential damage to natural resources and historic objects, and to anticipate disruption of normal public use. In order to manage special use events, filming, and commercial photography, a permit issued by the Superintendent is required.

Application Process:

Read over the information carefully. Complete the appropriate application available below and mail or email it to the Permit Coorinator as soon as possible. Please do not include any fees with your application. Fees will be payable through that will be sent via email with instructions once the application is reviewed. When billed, please be aware that the $100.00 application fee is non-refundable.

Federal procedures (31 USC 7701) and Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 requires an Emplorer Identification Number (EIN) or tax identification number. You must supply your EIN or tax identification number on your application to be processed. If you do not have an EIN, the IRS issues EINs for free at the IRS website.

Your application must be received in sufficient time for evaluation (normally 6-8 weeks) by National Park Service staff before the start date for your acivity. Requests which involve complex logistics or coordination with other visitor activities will require additional time to process. Your request will be evaluated based on the information you provide in your application and compliance checklist.

If your request is approved, a permit containing applicable terms and conditions will be sent to the person designated on the application. Additional fees may be charged based on the size and complexity of your permit.

If you have any questions about an event or activity or would like a site visit prior to submitting your application, you can set up an appointment with the Permit Coordinator.

SUP Application and the Compliance Checklist:


Contact Information:

Permit Coordinator
Upper Delaware S&RR
Beach Lake, PA 18405
(570) 729-8251, ext. 2221

Last updated: July 30, 2021

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