Certain types of activities require a special use permit. These include organized gatherings like weddings or church services, public assemblies, and the distribution of printed materials or other public expressions of opinion (i.e. First Amendment activities). 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 National Park Service (NPS) in order to protect park resources and the public interest;
- is not prohibited by law or regulation;
- is not initiated, sponsored, or conducted by the NPS; and is not managed under a concession contract, a recreation activity for which the NPS charges a fee, or a lease.
For more information regarding Special Use Permits or to determine if your activity requires one, please call 307-344-2115 or email us with the subject line "Attn: Special Use Permits."
How to Apply
Applications for permits should be submitted well in advance, preferably two or three months before an event.