Permits & Reservations

Jackson Death Site at night
A permit is required for night photography in the park, as well as other special uses

Larry Stuart


Permits are required for special events and non-traditional uses of the park. Want to stage a photo-shoot, exercise your first amendment rights, or hold a special event at the park? Because these are not typical uses of our park and can have a significant impact on park visitors and resources, staff will review permit applications to determine whether your proposal would have a detrimental effect on the park or impact our regular visitors and will either approve or deny your permit request.

To file a permit application, download and submit our Special Use Permit form: Long Version (680KB pdf) or Short Version (630KB pdf).

The processing fee can be submitted to once a completed permit has been returned to you with an assigned permit number.

Download our special use permit for atypical or commercial Vehicle or Watercraft use (.doc).

Photography Permits

Photography Permits are required in sensitive areas of the park for professional and commercial photography and filming.

Check here for our Photography and Film Guidelines (.doc).

To apply for a photography/film permit, use either our Photography/Film Form-Long (.doc) or Photography/Film Form-Short (.doc).

If you have any questions about permits, email

Last updated: September 30, 2020

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