Kenai Fjords National Park allows commercial activities on park lands by issuing Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA) for outfitters and guides. A CUA is a business permit with the National Park Service that authorizes an individual, group, company, or entity to conduct commercial activities and provide specific visitor services within a national park area. The National Park Service will only issue CUAs for commercial activities and visitor services that:
A CUA is required if you, as an individual, organization, or company, provide any goods, activities, services, agreements, or other function for members, clients, or the public that:
Businesses and individuals may not conduct commercial activities in the park without a valid CUA or in a manner inconsistent with the terms of the CUA.
New Application Period - November 1st through April 30th
Attention: The National Park Service, Interio Region 11 has established a specific time period for submitting applications for Commercial Use Authorizations (See NPS Memo for details).
Applying for a CUA
CUA applications for Kenai Fjords are centrally managed by the Interior Region 11. With one form, applicants may apply for all park units in the Region (except Denali). are available on the Interior Region 11 website. Please review the application, instructions, checklist, and additional information carefully to ensure your package is completed properly. Applications are accepted annually between November 1 and April 30. A fully completed application package including insurance, fee payment, and other required documentation must be received or postmarked by the April 30 deadline. Completed application packages should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Kenai Fjords only accepts CUA applications for the commercial activities listed below. Please note that some activities have additional requirements in addition to the National, Regional and Park-Specific Stipulations that apply to all activities within a park unit. Stipulations and conditions may be updated annually.
Fees for a CUA
In addition to the application fee outlined in the Application Instructions, Kenai Fjords charges a Management Fee of $100 (one-year CUA) or $200 (two-year CUA). All fees are due at the time of application.
CUA holders must submit an Annual Report and Activity Reports each year by November 15.
Last updated: January 12, 2023