What is a CUA?
A commercial use authorization (CUA) allows an individual, group, company, or other for-profit entity to conduct commercial activities and provide specific visitor services within a national park unit. The National Park Service (NPS) issues CUAs to manage a wide-range of commercial visitor services in addition to road-based commercial tours. Depending on the park, this can include guided mountaineering and backpacking, bike tours, kayak trips, photography workshops, scuba diving classes, fishing trips, and much more.
Want to conduct business inside Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore?
Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) are required for all commercial visitor services provided by a company or organization not based in the park.
A complete application packet must include:
Submitting your CUA application packet:
Email submission: e-mail us
You may also mail the complete application packet to:
Last updated: April 5, 2019