Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA), are a permit issued by the park Superintendent to allow certain commercial activities within the park. Permits are required of all operators who provide any goods, activities, agreements or other services to the general public which take place, at least in part, in the park, uses park resources and are undertaken for or results in compensation, monetary gain, benefit or profit to an individual, organization or corporation.
Commercial aspects, such as advertising, negotiation of compensation, and receipt of money/compensation must occur outside of the park.
To apply, mail:
Application Fee is $300 annually. Permits will not be renewed from previous years; every commercial operator will need to submit an application for a permit for each fiscal year they operate.
For more information on market based fees, please see https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/commercial-use-authorizations.htm.
Last updated: February 22, 2021