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Contact: Mary Plumb, 928-608-6202CORRECTION – The new business opportunity announced by Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to provide launch and retrieval services of rental boats and personal watercraft applies only to motorized vessels. The newly created Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) does not apply to human propelled vessels, such as kayaks and paddle boards. As a reminder, the performance of these or any business services within the park without a CUA permit is unlawful and subject to a fine. Please contact the Commercial Services Office at 928-608-6320 for more information.
A new business opportunity is available to provide launch and retrieval services of motorized rental boats and personal watercraft to Lake Powell. Interested businesses are invited to apply for a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA), which will permit them to deliver and/or pick up boats (less than 26 feet long) and personal watercrafts (Jet Ski, Sea-Doo, etc.).
Locations at which this service may take place are limited to the following: the public boat ramps at Stateline, Antelope Point, Bullfrog, Halls Crossing or Hite. Prior to this new CUA, customers had to deliver rented vessels themselves to the lake, but will now be able to contract with an approved CUA holder to provide launch and retrieval services.
According to Superintendent William Shott, “We are pleased to provide this new business opportunity, which will improve safety and customer service. Professionals will be available to drive the rental boats on trailers and drop them in the water. Hands-on safety briefings will also be provided to their clientele prior to taking possession of their rental vessels.”
The CUA permit program authorizes businesses to provide certain commercial services under two-year permits with specific requirements for certifications and insurance. Anyone can apply, there is a non-refundable $100 application fee, and there is no deadline. 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 Services Office at 928-608-6320.