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A scenic boat cruiser crosses Yellowstone Lake in the foreground. Lake Hotel and mountains are seen in the background.

A scenic cruiser crosses Yellowstone Lake in front of the historic Lake Hotel.



The Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) program allows businesses to provide suitable commercial services to Yellowstone Park visitors, in limited circumstances. Services authorized will have minimal impact on resources and values of National Park Service (NPS) and remain consistent with the purpose for which the NPS was established, and applicable with all management plans, park policies and regulations.

The suitable CUA service categories and the categories we are accepting applications for are:

  1. Biking (195 KB pdf)
  2. Day Hiking (194 KB pdf)
  3. Locksmith
  4. Motorized Boating (198 KB pdf)
  5. Non-Motorized Boating (198 KB pdf)
  6. Overnight Backcountry Trips (175 KB pdf)
  7. Painting & Photography (193 KB pdf)
  8. Road-based Transportation (194 KB pdf)
  9. RV Appliance Repair
  10. Skiing/Snowshoeing (196 KB pdf)
  11. Stream & Shoreline Fishing (171 KB pdf)
  12. Towing
  13. Water Access (246 KB pdf)

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