Frequently Asked Questions
Can you explain a bit more?
We understand that regulations are sometimes difficult to understand at first. If you think your activities might be "commercial", or if you have questions about how your activity will be defined, would like clarification about the need for an authorization, or think your activity might conflict with rights already granted to a park concessioner, please contact our Concessions Office at (360) 569-6505 or (360) 569-6514 or by email.
How do I apply for a Commercial Use Authorization?
CUA applications become available in August of each year. The park begins accepting application packets for CUAs in September. If you would like to request an application packet or have a question about the CUA program, please contact us at (360) 569-6514 or by email.
What about Non-Profits?
Organized groups in which participants exchange money for a service within Mount Rainier National Park are required to get a Special Use Permit in lieu of a CUA (SUPilCUA). This includes organizations that are non-profit; city, state, and collegiate recreational programs; military morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) programs; or those that offer fundraising climbs. Please complete the CUA Application Form 10-550 at the link above for a SUPilCUA. The park will begin accepting applications for SUPilCUAs starting September 1, 2018 for the year 2019 for all activities. Applicants can apply for any of the activities listed under a CUA. SUPilCUAs will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. SUPilCUAs are for one year and will continue to be limited under this program. Once limits have been reached, applications will be considered on a case by case basis, as determined by carrying capacity. Please contact the Commercial Services Office at 360-569-6514 or 360-569-6505 or email e-mail us for more information.