Authorized Commercial Services & Limitations

The laws, regulations, policies, and directives, along with the Enabling Act for the park, General Management Plan, and the park purpose and significance are used to refine the definition of those activities deemed necessary and appropriate revenue producing visitor services for Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area.


A service deemed “necessary” must accomplish one or more of the following:

  1. Contributes to visitor understanding and appreciation of park purpose and significance
  2. Enhances visitor experiences consistent with park area philosophies
  3. Assists the park in managing visitor use and educating park visitors
  4. Is an essential service or facility not available within a reasonable distance of the park
  5. Addresses one or more of the themes identified in the park’s Long Range Interpretive Plan

A service that is “appropriate” must accomplish all of the following:

  1. Is consistent with the purpose and significance of the park
  2. Is consistent with laws, regulations and policies applicable to the park and the NPS
  3. Does not compromise public health and safety
  4. Does not significantly impact or impair park resources or values
  5. Does not unduly conflict with other park uses and activities
  6. Does not exclude the general public from participating in limited recreational opportunities

Last updated: September 25, 2016

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