Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) General Information

Commercial Carriers
COMING SOON: Muir Woods National Monument Commercial Parking Reservation System
Commercial carriers visiting Muir Woods National Monument will be required to make advance reservations through a system managed by recreation.gov. More information about this reservation system is forthcoming in December 2017, and reservations for commercial parking spaces are anticipated to begin in late Spring 2018.

Defined as any type of motor vehicle used for commercial transportation service in which GGNRA visitors are conveyed into and/or out of any GGNRA area for a direct or indirect fee and, except for on-board interpretative services, no other services are provided. This definition includes sedans, SUVs, minivans, vans, mini-buses, motor coaches and limousines used for commercial transportation services.

Your company is required to obtain a CUA if it offers transportation services within GGNRA more than one time per month. Applications are received on a rolling-basis; however, all permits expire on May 15th.

Vehicles supporting school or nonprofit programs, MUNI or other public transportation vehicles, delivery, vendor or contractor vehicles, and taxis do not require a CUA.

Commercial operators are required to learn and understand the rules, regulations, and park policies about bringing visitors to GGNRA. For Muir Woods National Monument, please download the Muir Woods Tour Guide Manual for 2016.
 

Guided Services
Defined as any type of guided commercial activity provided to GGNRA area visitors for a direct or indirect fee or charge. This definition includes but is not limited to hiking, biking, kayaking, or horseback riding instruction, education and motivational exercises for groups of all sizes, including individual coaching.

You are required to obtain a CUA if your company offers guided commercial activities within GGNRA more than four times per year. Applications are received on a rolling-basis; however, all permits expire on November 15th.

Click Here to Download the 2017-2018 Guided Services CUA Application

 

Outdoor Fitness Operators
Defined as any type of commercial guided exercise activity provided to GGNRA visitors for a direct or indirect fee or charge.This definition includes but is not limited to fitness instruction, education and motivational exercises for groups up to 30 people, including individual coaching.

You are required to obtain a CUA if your company offers outdoor fitness programs within GGNRA more than one time per week or more than four times per month. Applications are received on a rolling-basis; however, all permits expire on August 15th.

Click here to download the 2017-2018 Outdoor Fitness CUA Application

 

Contact Information
The Business Management Division office is located on the San Francisco Bay in Fort Mason at the intersection of Bay and Franklin. Our office is located in building 201 (GGNRA headquarters) and is generally accessible to persons with disabilities. Permit applications should be submitted via U.S. Postal Mail to the Business Management Division at the address below. Payment must be made via check. At this time, we cannot accept credit cards for CUA permits. If you are unable to download an application, we are happy to send you one via fax, email, or postal mail.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Attn: Business Management
Fort Mason, Building 201
San Francisco, CA 94123

e-mail us or (415) 561-4948

Thank you for your interest in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a unit of your National Park Service.

Last updated: November 16, 2017

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San Francisco, CA 94123-0022

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