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Special Event Permit Policy

Any company, society, organization, or group of persons greater than 25 individuals that wishes to hold, conduct, or participate in any celebration, service, picnic, or other special event in any park or beach must obtain a Special Event Permit in accordance with State Park rules and regulations (California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 4031(j).

Special Event Permits are required if any of the following conditions exists:
1. When the Department determines that the event will create a greater potential hazard or liability to the State than incurred through typical park use;
2. When the activity includes the exclusive use of an area within the Park;
3. When the activity interferes significantly with the public's use of an area within the Park;
4. When additional staffing or staff time is required; or
5. Where items or services are sold, or fees are charged of participants.

A Special Event Permit is required, regardless of size, for:
1. Weddings
2. Athletic events or competitions (including Bass tournaments)
3. Group events (clubs, r.v. rallies, etc.)
4. Events involving the installation of equipment (e.g. party tents, chairs, platforms, stages, bleachers, etc.)
5. Events involving voice or music amplification (e.g. public address systems, disc jockeys, bands, etc.)
6. Use of buildings or rental halls.
7. Alcohol permit for any day use area.
8. Children's inflatable bounce houses/slides in the park.

FEES: $25.00 non-refundable processing fee.

Permits must be submitted at least 30 days before the event. Permits submitted less than 30 days before the event will be subject to a $100.00 late rush fee. Permits will not be accepted less than 14 days before an event (10 days for fishing tournaments).

Please thoroughly read the Special Event Permit Packet and follow the instructions to ensure that your event can be approved. Submission of a packet does not guarantee approval.

Download Permit Packets

Special Event Permits:

Special Event Permit Packet

Fishing Tournament Permits:

Fishing Tournament Permit Packet

Filming Permits:

Filming in State Parks Guidelines

Film Permit DPR245a.xls