Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA) are a permit issued by the park Superintendent to allow certain commercial activities within the park. Permits are required of all operators who provide any goods, activities, agreements, or other services to the general public which take place (at least in part) in the park, uses park resources, and are undertaken for or results in compensation, monetary gain, benefit or profit to an individual, organization, or corporation. Permits are required of all individuals, organizations or businesses who lead commercial trips within the National Park, or in other ways receive monetary gain or profit from commercial activities that take place within the park.
To apply, mail the following items and allow 4 - 6 weeks for processing:
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Permits will not be renewed from previous years; every commercial operator will need to submit an application for a permit for each fiscal year they operate.
If you have any questions concerning the Commercial Use Authorization program, please contact the park CUA Coordinator at 915-828-3251 ext 2109 or email us.
What if I conduct business without a CUA?
Operating any type of commercial visitor service within Guadalupe Mountains National Park without written authorization from the United States is a violation of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations. It is a citable offense. If you are in doubt, please contact the CUA Coordinator either by email or phone.
Last updated: December 2, 2022