Solicitation for a Concession Contract to Operate an Overnight Rustic Lodging Service within Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Charit Creek Lodge
Charit Creek Lodge

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News Release Date: September 18, 2013

Contact: Cherrie Brice, 404-507-5637

The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus soliciting for proposals in response to a business opportunity to operate overnight rustic lodging, food and beverage, retail and horse stabling service at Charit Creek Lodge within the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area located in Oneida, Tennessee.  The term of the new concession contract will be for ten years.

Interested persons may see the prospectus on the internet at or may get a printed prospectus package by contacting Cherrie Brice, Commercial Services Specialist, Southeast Region, via email at  No telephone requests for the prospectus will be honored.  There is a printing cost recovery charge of $40 per copy to be delivered via Federal Express or $30 per copy if picked up in person.  Checks or money orders (no cash or credit cards accepted) must be payable to the National Park Service; and you must include a business address (no post office box) to receive a Federal Express package.

If you choose to retrieve a copy of the prospectus from the National Park Service website, please notify Cherrie Brice at (404) 507-5637 or or send a request to Cherrie Brice, Commercial Services Specialist, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street, S.W., Building 1924, 5th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303, so you can be placed on the mailing list to receive notifications of any future modifications or other correspondence.  All questions in response to this prospectus are due in writing no later than October 23, 2013, to the address mentioned above.

All interested parties are invited for a site visit on October 16, 2013; please RSVP for the site visit via email to

Proposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) January 8, 2014. Please send proposals to:

Cherrie Brice

National Park Service, Southeast Region

NPS, AFC, 1924 Building

100 Alabama Street, S.W.

Atlanta, GA 30303 

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