Special Use Permits
Certain types of activities require a special use permit. These include many types of organized gatherings, distribution of printed material and other public expressions of opinion, and other activities that are controlled or prohibited. See the following definitions and examples to determine if your use might be included.
A special park use is defined as a short-term activity that takes place in a park area, and that:
Examples include: car cruises, weddings, group bicycle rides, group runs, other ceremonies, or public assemblies, etc.
Examples of a First-Amendment Activity include: a political event or Freedom-of-Speech act.
For more information regarding Special Use Permits or to determine if your activity requires one, please call 828-348-3441 or e-mail the park with the subject line "Attn: Special Use Permits."
Blue Ridge Parkway
Individual and Group Permits
Right of Way (Utility Permits)
Last updated: December 31, 2019