Doing Business With The Park

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve has a thriving commercial services program working with private commercial operators who provide important services to visitors in the park. By welcoming the private sector as a partner in park operations, the National Park Service broadens the economic base of the region and encourages resource stewardship in communities surrounding and within parks. Commercial service providers and the National Park Service work as partners to practice sound environmental management and stewardship.

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Lake Clark Commercial Use Authorizations

What is a CUA? How can I apply?

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Alaska Region Commercial Services

Application forms, instructions, CUA fees, and stipulations


All commercial services are administered in accordance with the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA), the National Park Service Concessions Management and Improvement Act of 1998 (PL 105-391), 36 CFR 51, 2006 National Park Service Management Policies, and other applicable laws and regulations.

The Commercial Services program at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve includes concession contracts for guided hunting services and issuance of Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs).

Commercial service providers fill a vital role in helping the NPS carry out its mission. Through the use of concession contracts or CUAs, the NPS provides for visitor services that are necessary and appropriate for public use and enjoyment through all areas of the park and preserve, including wilderness areas.

Women shaking hands with blue and white float plane in the background. Two other people are standing on the floats of the plane.
Park visitor arrives via a CUA at the Proenneke Site.

NPS Photo / Kent Miller

Last updated: November 13, 2017

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