Early Alert for an Opportunity to Operate an Overnight Rustic Lodging Service within Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
Contact: Cherrie Brice, 404-507-5637
In late September the National Park Service (NPS) will be issuing a prospectus soliciting for proposals in response to a business opportunity to operate overnight rustic lodging, food and beverage, retail and horse stabling service at Charit Creek Lodge within the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area located in Oneida, Tennessee. The term of the new concession contract will be for ten years.
The prospectus will be posted on the internet at http://www.concessions.nps.gov by September 24. Interested persons may get a printed prospectus package by contacting Cherrie Brice, Commercial Services Specialist, Southeast Region, via email at Cherrie_Brice@nps.gov. No telephone requests for the prospectus will be honored. There is a printing cost recovery charge of $40 per copy to be delivered via Federal Express or $30 per copy if picked up in person. Checks or money orders (no cash or credit cards accepted) must be payable to the National Park Service; and you must include a business address (no post office box) to receive a Federal Express package.
Did You Know?
Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.