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Applications for Commercial Use Authorization at Big South Fork NRRA and Obed WSR now Accepted Year-round

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Date: October 10, 2019
Contact: Letitia Neal, (423) 569-9778
Contact: Christopher Derman

In an effort to provide as much opportunity for conducting business in the park(s) as possible, Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, and Obed Wild & Scenic River will now accept applications for commercial use authorizations year-round. A late fee will apply after the open period for applications, which is January 1 through March 31.

Applications received during the following dates will incur a corresponding late fee*:

  1. April 1 through June 30 — $100
  2. July 1 through September 30 — $200
  3. October 1 through December 31 — $300

*The above late fee is in addition to regular permit fees. Commercial use authorizations expire on December 31, annually. These changes do not apply to one-time business operations or special event vendors.

More information and applications may be found on the following websites:, or at You may also contact the Fee Manager’s Office at (423) 569-7321, or email

Last updated: October 10, 2019

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