Permits & Reservations

Special Use Permits for Activities in Waco Mammoth National Monument

The National Park Service may require a special use permit for certain activities to occur in Waco Mammoth National Monument. These include organized gatherings like weddings or church services, public assemblies and demonstrations, special events, filming and some commercial activities like commercial travel or still photography. A special park use is defined as a short-term activity that takes place in a park area, and that:

  • Provides a benefit to an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large.
  • Requires written authorization and some degree of management control from the NPS in order to protect park resources and the public interest.
  • Is not prohibited by law or regulation.
  • Is neither initiated, sponsored, nor conducted by the NPS.
Permits will not be approved if the proposed activity does the following:
  • Conflict with law or policy.
  • Results in derogation of the values and purposes of the park.
  • Results in a threat to public safety or property.
  • Interferes with normal park operations, programs, special events, visitor use, or resource protection.
Closeup of mammoth tusks in ground.

Filming and Still Photography

A permit is required for certain types of filming and still photography.

A sign giving notice to visitors that a group is expressing their first amendment rights.

First Amendment

Church services or demonstrations require a special use permit (non-fee).


How to Apply

A non-refundable application fee is required for your activity to be considered. Applications with payment (if applicable) must be submitted at least 30 days in advance depending on the time of year. Complex uses or activities may need additional time. Please review the following applications and determine which version suits your request. If you are unsure of which application to use, contact the Special Park Use Coordinator.

General Special Use Permit Application - Short Form
General Special Use Permit Application - Long Form

10-550 Commercial Use Authorization Application
10-660 Commercial Use Authorization Annual Report


Contact Us

Special Use Permit Coordinator
Waco Mammoth National Monument
P.O. Box 329
Johnson City, TX 78654
Office: (830) 868-7128 ext 222

Last updated: May 6, 2021

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Mailing Address:

6220 Steinbeck Bend Drive
Waco, TX 76708


(254) 750-7946

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