Commercial Use Authorizations

Mother bear and cubs fishing in a river
Bears - Katmai National Park & Preserve (NPS Photo)

A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) authorizes suitable commercial services to park area visitors in limited circumstances. The term of a CUA may not exceed 2 years and no preferential right of renewal or similar provisions for renewal may be provided.

Through the use of approximately 300 commercial use authorizations, the National Park Service, Alaska Region provides commercial visitor services that are appropriate for public use and enjoyment.

 

Fees - CUA Fee Schedule and Payment Procedures

Fee Schedule & Instructions to pay online or other Payment Methods

Park-Specific Operating Stipulations

The NPS conditions and park-specific stipulations by which CUA Holders must operate.

General Stipulations (Applies to All Park Units)

Klondike Gold Rush NHP

Lake Clark National NP&Pr
Western Arctic National Parklands Group
(1) Bering Land Bridge NPr
(2) Cape Krusenstern NPr
(3) Noatak National Preserve
Sitka National Historical Park
Wrangell-St. Elias NP&Pr
Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

 

 

  1. Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
  2. (1) Glacier Bay Stips (Common to All)
  3. (2) Air Taxi Service
    (3) Alsek River Rafting
    (4) Backcountry Use
    (5) Charter Vessel
    (6) Ferry Service (Passengers)
    (7) Kayak Touring
    (8) Mountaineering
    (9) Sportfishing
    (10) Vehicle Tours
    (11) Winter Activities

 

Form 10-660 - Annual Report of Gross Receipts:

Form 10-660 Annual Report (fillable version)
Form 10-660 Annual Report (non-fillable version)

 

Activity Reporting Forms (General) - Due Nov 15 unless otherwise noted

ACTIVITY SUMMARY (Trip) REPORTS
Electronic (fillable, online) Versions
ACTIVITY SUMMARY (Trip) REPORTS
Print only (non-fillable)Versions
Air Taxi Report
Incidental Hunt Transport Report
Air Taxi Report & Incidental Hunt Transport
Guiding Activity Report
(On Foot, Boating, Vehicle Tours/Shuttle)
Guiding Activity Report
(On Foot, Boating, Vehicle Tours/Shuttle)

 

Activity Reporting Forms (Specific to Individual Park Units)

ACTIVITY SUMMARY (Trip) REPORTS
Electronic (fillable, online) Versions
ACTIVITY SUMMARY (Trip) REPORTS
Print only (non-fillable)Versions
Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay Charter Boat Activity & Sportfishing
Glacier Bay Air Taxi
Glacier Bay Ferry Service
Alsek-Tatshenshini River Activity Report
Klondike Gold Rush
Klondike Gold Rush ( All Services).
 

 

MAPS (click on link to view/print maps)

Denali National Park & Preserve
Katmai, Alagnak, Aniakchak, Brooks Camp
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

 

Doing Business With the Parks (CUA Related Info)

In addition to the Park-Specific Stipulations each park unit provides a website with additional park-specific CUA information, including park compendiums.

  • Alagnak Wild River
  • Aniakchak NM&Pr
  • Bering Land Bridge NP
  • Cape Krusenstern NPr
  • Denali NP&Pr
  • Gates of the Arctic NP&Pr
  • Glacier Bay NP&Pr
  • Katmai NP&Pr
  • Kenai Fjords NP
  • Klondike Gold Rush NHP
  • Kobuk Valley NP
  • Lake Clark NP&Pr
  • Noatak NPr
  • Sitka NHP
  • Wrangell-St. Elias NP&Pr
  • Yukon Charley Rivers NPr
  • Last Updated: January 6, 2016