Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA's) authorize companies or individuals to conduct business in Devils Postpile National Monument on an annual basis. A CUA provides a group a non-exclusive license to offer services to park visitors. Click here for more information about the National Park Servicewide program.
An organization is considered a business if you provide goods, services, activities, or other things to the public using National Park Service lands. If you receive any form of compensation for the things you provide you are conducting a business or commercial activity. The National Park Service definition of a business or commercial organization does not distinguish between commercial and non-profit organizations.
CUA activities must be appropriate to the mission of the park, compliment resource protection, visitor protection and interpretation goals, and not pose any potential for derogation of values or purposes for which the park was established. They must be consistent with the park's future plans as well as present operations. They should be compatible with the planning documents for the park. The park will not normally limit the number of organizations that offer similar services or activities.
CUA holders have their base of operation outside the park. All the commercial aspects of the activity must occur outside of NPS lands. This includes marketing, advertising, use of permanent or temporary structures, and negotiation with customers. Compensation or payment for services, (even tipping) may not occur on NPS lands.
Currently, the following activities are permitted under the CUA program:
An annual application processing fee of $50 is required. This fee applies to new and renewal applications. An invoice will be sent and the fee must be paid online. Each activity carries a separate fee once the application is approved, and will also be invoiced and needs to be paid online.
You must fill out the CUA application and the Information Request Form to be considered.
To download a printable CUA application click here (Adobe PDF File).
To download a fillable CUA application click here (MS Word File).
To download a printable Information Request Form for Filming Permits, click here.
To download a printable Information Request Form for all other uses, click here.
To download an example Acknowledgement of Risk Form, click here.
For commercial tour operators in vehicles longer than 37 feet, download this chart.
Devils Postpile National Monument requires the following of permit applicants:
Last updated: March 3, 2020