Commercial Use Authorization

The Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) permit program authorizes businesses to provide certain commercial services not typically provided by the concessioners within the boundaries of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Commercial Use Authorizations are two-year permits granted through the Business Management Office. Specific requirements for certifications and insurance must be met and maintained for the duration of the CUA.


These types of commercial services are not offered through the CUA Program or authorized under any other permit from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area:

  • Vessel Piloting Services (Pilot for hire of personal vessels or rental vessels)
  • Commercial Boat Tours, to include, but not limited to, private boat charters and photography boat tours
  • Delivery or pick-up of any out-of-park rentals, including, but not limited to, the following:
    • RVs
    • Houseboats
    • Kayaks
    • Paddleboards
    • Camping Equipment or 'Drop Camps'

The first step in obtaining a CUA is the submission of a CUA application request form (pdf file). For more information, please contact the Commercial Use Authorizations Coordinator at 928-608-6325.


Current CUA holders: Click here to access forms nesessary for your business operations.

Program Changes:

There have been some program changes to the Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) Application process. There is no longer an "Open Season" for applying for a CUA. You are able to submit a CUA Application Request form throughout the calendar year.


Beginning in calendar year 2016, Photography Instruction Workshops will no longer be issued/granted through a Special Use Permit. All Photography Instruction Workshops will require the instructor/ business owner to obtain a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) Permit to provide this type of service/ instruction within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Please contact the CUA Coordinator for further details at 928-608-6325.

Last updated: December 27, 2017

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PO Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040


(928) 608-6200
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