Special Use Permits
A special use permit is required for activities that provide a benefit to an individual, group, or organization rather than the public at large and that require written authorization and management control in order to protect park resources and the public interest. Examples include: weddings, memorial services, still photography, special assemblies and First Amendment activities. Each of these activities requires a special use permit that must be acquired in advance. At least one month's notice and application for Special Use Permits is required. Fees for monitoring, administrative costs, and restoration may apply.
Following a recent court decision, the National Park Service will not be implementing or enforcing the commercial filming portions of 43 CFR Part 5 until further notice, including accepting applications, issuing permits, enforcing the terms and conditions of permits, issuing citations related to permits, or collecting cost recovery and location fees for commercial filming activities. Regulations regarding commercial filming permits are being reassessed, contact the park directly for more information about filming in the park to discuss how to minimize potential impacts to visitors and sensitive park resources.
For all information pertaining to permits, contact:
Special Use Coordinator
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
6424 W. Farm Road 182
Republic, MO 65738
Office: 417 732-2662 Ext. 222
Work Mobile: (417) 838-0014
Commercial Filming/Still Photography Application (long form)
Commercial Filming/Still Photography Application (short form)
Commercial Filming Conditions