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Doing Business With The Park

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 (131 KB pdf)
  2. Day Hiking (129 KB pdf)
  3. Locksmith
  4. Motorized Boating (193 KB pdf)
  5. Non-Motorized Boating (192 KB pdf)
  6. Overnight Backcountry Trips (111 KB pdf)
  7. Painting & Photography (127 KB pdf)
  8. Road-based Transportation (130 KB pdf)
  9. RV Applicance Repair
  10. Skiing/Snowshoeing (129 KB pdf)
  11. Stream & Shoreline Fishing (131 KB pdf)
  12. Towing
  13. Water Access (246 KB pdf)

Commercial Use Authorization Plan (587 KB pdf)
Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) Information (166 KB pdf)
CUA Application (362 KB pdf)
Application Questions (180 KB pdf)
Visitor's Acknowledgement of Risk Form (8 KB pdf)
Application Requirements/Checklist (185 KB pdf)
Evaluation Form (190 KB pdf)

Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.