A special park use (including still photography and filming) is defined as a short-term activity that takes place in a park area, and that:
Each request to permit a special park use or to renew authorization of an existing use will be reviewed and evaluated by the park superintendent.
Permit cost recovery fees, location fees, liability insurance, and performance bond requirements will be imposed, consistent with applicable statutory authorities and regulations. All costs incurred by the National Park Service in writing the permit, monitoring, providing protection services, restoring park areas, or otherwise supporting a special park use will be billed to the permittee.
Permit applications must be submitted at least three weeks (21 days) in advance of the requested activity dates. Applications will not be accepted for activities occurring more than a year (365 days) out.
To apply for a Special Use Permit, call (843) 883-3123 x 225 or send an e-mail. For detailed information on permit procedures and costs, please review these documents:
Organized groups such as schools, scouts, churches, etc. should call ahead and make a reservation. E-mail or call (843) 881-5516 for more information.
Last updated: February 4, 2020