Permits for Chugach State Park

Commercial Use Permits

Persons conducting commercial activities within Chugach State Parks must obtain, in advance, a permit issued by the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation per State of Alaska regulations. Examples of Commercial activities include guided activities, outfitting, commercial photography and filming, charter services, transportation services, etc.

The Commercial Use Permit application and required documentation must be submitted to the Chugach State Park office located at:

18620 Seward Hwy.
Anchorage, AK 99516
(907) 345-5014

Applications may be submitted in person; by mail or via email:

Once the permitting process is completed, the Commercial Operator will receive the permit and at that time will be authorized to conduct the permitted activity in the park.  Commercial Operators are not authorized to operate in the park until the permit has been issued.

All vehicles that operate within the Alaska State Park system must be registered commercially with the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles. A copy of the registration must be given to the permitting office. A vehicle decal will be issued and is to be permanently affixed to the lower corner of the driver side of the windshield.

Commercial Use Permit Application


Special Use Permits

Special Use Permits are issued by Alaska State Parks for a wide variety of special events, such as those listed below. A special use permit is not required for regular recreation activities.

For a complete list of commercial and non-commercial activity fees, please read the current Director's Order on State Park Fees.

    • Groups of 20 or more people.

Example: Company picnic or family reunion.

• Organized athletic events or competitive recreational events.

Example: Trail race or ski event.

• Other organized events.

Example: Weddings.

• Conducting scientific research.

Example: Collecting plants for scientific study, collection, or educational purposes.

Included with the Special Use Permit will be a list of standard, general stipulations. When you are issued a permit, it may also include additional stipulations customized to your specific situation.

Chugach State Park Special Use Permit Application