Most of our park visitors will not need a special permit or reservation. Entrance to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is free. Most programs are first come, first served. Groups of 15 or more are asked to make reservations. School groups and commercial tours are required to make reservations. Any group who needs special programs or services needs to call the park at least 3 weeks in advance.
Visitors using the park grounds for commercial activities or private events beyond regular park hours do need a permit. Please read the special use permit policy document (see below) to see if your planned event needs a permit. If you have questions not answered within these documents please call the park, we'll be happy to assist or suggest possible alternatives.
Special Events and Special Tours may have limited seating or restrictions as to how many may attend. These will require reservations and you should call the park to reserve a place. Speaking to a ranger (not leaving a voice mail or sending an email) is the only way to reserve your spot.
General Information and Standard Application
Special Use Permit Policy (137 KB PDF file)
Please read the policy statement to see if you actually do need to apply for a special use permit.
Special Use Permit-Application Form 10-930 (36 KB PDF file)
If you wish to rent the park's outdoor kitchen a special use permit is required. There is a short form of the permit that can be used. For that permit only the application fee is waived; the facilities use fee is $120, plus a $100 refundable cleaning deposit. Please call the park at (520) 723-3172 to discuss your event, dates desired, and restrictions necessary. For the outdoor kitchen this short version of the application form 10-930 has the correct fees.
Outdoor Kitchen Special Use Permit (113 KB PDF file)
Commercial Photography (Still Photographs, Video, Movies)
a. The activity takes place at location(s) where or when members of the public are generally not allowed; or
b. The activity uses model(s), sets(s), or prop(s) that are not a part of the location's natural or cultural resources or administrative facilities; or
c. The park would incur additional administrative costs to monitor the activity;
d. The park needs to provide management and oversight to:
1. Avoid impairment or incompatible use of the resources and values of the park, or
2. Limit resource damage, or
3. Minimize health or safety risks to the visiting public.
3.News coverage does not require a permit, for either filming or still photography, but is subject to time, place, and manner restrictions, if warranted, to maintain order and ensure the safety of the public and the media, and protect natural and cultural resources.
Commercial Photography Permit Application Form 10-932 (201 KB PDF file)
Last updated: June 2, 2019