Activities Requiring a Permit

Commercial Use

Beginning in 2019 Baxter State Park instituted a permit requirement for any commercial use within Park. This is a pilot effort to gather data regarding the number, size, character, and demographic of Park visitors that qualify as commercial users. This information will inform the Park’s management policy and procedures regarding commercial use of the park in the future.

Permits are free and will be valid through March 31, 2024.

Commercial Use Permit applications are available HERE.

Please click HERE for our Guide To Commercial Use in Baxter State Park.

While no date is currently set for the end of the pilot program and the implementation of new policies and procedures for commercial users of Baxter State Park, the Park is committed to the development of a comprehensive commercial use authorization process.

Media Projects

Per Section 4.12 of the Baxter State Park Authority’s rules, commercial media projects in the Park require a special use permit issued by the Director.   The purpose of this document is to explain to those interested in conducting a commercial media project in the Park the permit application process and limitations on the Director’s ability to issue such permits.

Please review our Guide to Commercial Media Projects and Media Permit Application ( .2MB) or contact [email protected] for specific requirements regarding media activities in the Park.

Scientific Research

Due to our responsibility to maintain this wilderness sanctuary, we carefully evaluate research proposals to understand the relative risks to wildlife and benefits of the research products.

Proposed research in the Park is evaluated by the Park’s Research Committee at an annual meeting the first Friday in March.  Research proposals are due to the Park’s Natural Resource Director by February 1st.

More information how to submit a research proposal, criteria for research in the park, and other important information is found in our Research Application Guidelines.

Research proposals are only accepted electronically via an application form submitted to the Park’s Natural Resource Director.