Commercial Use Authorizations
A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is a permit that authorizes appropriate commercial services to park area visitors in limited circumstances. The term of a CUA may not exceed two (2) years and no preferential right of renewal or similar provisions for renewal may be provided. The term of a CUA at Buffalo National River is for one year. Commercial Use Authorizations are NOT concessions contracts and are not transferrable. CUAs are intended to provide a simple means to authorize appropriate commercial services to visitors in Park areas. CUAs at Buffalo National River, as a general rule, (1) do not use fixed commercial facilities within a National Park unit, (2) the commercial activity originates and terminates outside the park area, (3) no money changes hands on park lands, and (4) no commercial solicitation occurs on park lands.
Laws, Regulations, and Policies
Buffalo National River offers CUAs for the following activities:
Land based activities are Guided Camping, Guided Hiking, Guided Rappelling, Guided Photography, Guided Walk-In Fishing (From Shore), and Guided Automobile Sightseeing Driving Tours.
Water based activities are Guided Fishing and Guided Sightseeing via jon-boat or drift boat.
CUA Application Procedure
Applications will be returned to the applicant if submitted incomplete.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Tyler Bend Visitor Center is a great place to receive information about Buffalo National River? The center offers exhibits, books, films, and park information.