The National Park Service may require a Special Use Permit (SUP) for certain activities to occur in Valles Caldera National Preserve. These include organized gatherings, public assemblies and demonstrations, special events, filming, and still photography. A special park use is defined as a short-term activity that takes place in a park area and that:
Please note that while a special park use may meet the above criteria, not all activities are approved based on park specific resources, visitation, and potential impact.
Which Activities Require A Permit?
The following list includes but is not limited to what activities may need a permit; please contact us to inquire whether your requested activity will require a Special Use Permit.
How to Apply and Fees
A non-refundable application fee is required for your activity to be considered. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Applications must be submitted well in advance, preferably 3-4 months before your event. The application fee must be submitted with your application. All activities requiring a SUP must be cleared through NPS compliance review process which may take longer than normal. Please submit requests in a timely manner. We will not “rush process” any requests.
Special Use Permitting Office
Last updated: August 17, 2023