The Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) program authorizes the provision of suitable commercial services to park area visitors, as long as three conditions are met: the services (a) will have minimal impact on the park area’s resources and values; (b) are consistent with the purposes for which the park area was established; and (c) are consistent with all applicable park area management plans, policies and regulations.
The Commercial Use Authorization authorizes commercial services provided by commercial operators that originate and terminate their services outside of National Park Service boundaries. All advertisement, solicitation of business and acceptance of any form of compensation occurs outside NPS boundaries. There are three types of applications for a commercial use authorization: annual, one-time and special event (craft and food vendors).
TO APPLY FOR AN ANNUAL COMMERCIAL USE AUTHORIZATION:
The following documents must be submitted to Commercial Services Coordinator as part of the application package between January 1 and March 31 of each year.
- Taxpayer Identification Number
- Include copies of business licensing
- Insurance coverage
- Non-refundable application fee of $50.00. More fees may apply if application is approved. Fees may be paid online through Pay.Gov.
Complete application packages can be sent to:
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, TN 37841
Attention: Commercial Services Coordinator