For campground and lodge reservations, contact Yellowstone National Park Lodges. Make your reservations early as lodge rooms and campsites can fill months in advance. Reservations are not needed to enter the park.
Special Use Permits
The National Park Service may require a special use permit for certain activities to occur in Yellowstone. These include organized gatherings like weddings or church services, public assemblies and demonstrations, special events and some commercial activities like commercial travel or commercial filming. A special park use is defined as a short-term activity that takes place in a park area, and that:
Please note that while a special park use may meet the above criteria, not all activities are approved based on park specific resources, visitation and potential impact.
What Activities May Need a Permit
The following includes but is not limited to what activities may need a permit; please contact us to inquire if your requested activity will require a Special Use Permit.
First Amendment (FA)
Church services or demonstrations require a special use permit (non-fee).
Weddings and Other Ceremonies
Weddings and other ceremonies may be permitted in certain areas of Yellowstone depending on location, group size, and time of day or year.
Review these regulations if you would like to scatter the remains of your loved one within the park.
How to Apply and Fees
A non-refundable application fee is required for your activity to be considered. Applications and payment form must be submitted at least 2-4 weeks in advance depending on the time of year. Complex uses or activities may need additional time, however, most applications will not be accepted more than one year before your event. Please review the following applications and determine which version suits your request. If you are unsure of which application to use, contact the permitting office.
Other Permits and Authorizations
Last updated: February 17, 2021