Directory of Commercial Visitor Services Providers

Alaska National Park Units

  • A concessionaire at work at Denali National Park and Preserve. (NPS Photo- Kent Miller)

    Kayaking. (NPS Photo- Kent Miller)


Commercial Use Authorization Holders

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world. The Commercial Visitor Service Providers fill a vital role in helping the National Park Service carry out its mission.

The businesses listed in this Directory are authorized to offer certain specific goods and services to park visitors, which are not provided by National Park Service personnel. By welcoming the private sector as a partner in park operations, the National Park Service broadens the economic base of the region in general and the communities surrounding the parks in particular.

Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA) are a simple means to provide suitable commercial services to park area visitors in limited circumstances. Permits are limited to no more than 2 years at a time.

The List below gives informatin on authorized CUA holders in each of the park units.

Concession Contract Service Providers (Competitive)

Our concessioners employ over 25,000 hospitality industry people during peak season; providing services ranging from food and lodging, to white water rafting adventures. The Commercial Services Program administers these contracts, including monitoring the performance of concessioner operations and performance. Concessioners are authorized to offer certain specific goods and services to park visitors, which are not provided by National Park Service personnel. These Concession Contract holder are listed at this LINK

Last Updated: September 23, 2015