Ensuring High Quality Visitor Services

Concessioners fill a vital role with helping the National Park Service (NPS) carry out its mission. Private companies work with the NPS to offer services to park visitors that parks do not provide directly. By welcoming the private sector as a partner in park operations, the NPS broadens the economic base of the region and the communities surrounding parks. With other NPS divisions, the Commercial Services Program administers nearly 500 concession contracts that, in total, gross over $1 billion annually. NPS concessioners employ more than 25,000 people in a variety of jobs during peak seasons, providing services ranging from food and lodging, to whitewater rafting adventures and motor coach tours.

Here is information to get you started if you want to be a NPS concessioner and tools to help the authorized concessioner:

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Prospectuses

View current open opportunities

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Concessioner Tools

Helpful information for concessioners regarding rate administration, standards and evaluations, and environmental management

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Authorized Concessioners

Find concessioners by park or service

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Annual Financial Reporting

Learn all you need to know about submitting annual financial reports

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GreenLine News Updates

Read articles about environmental issues and sound environmental management practices

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Laws, Regulations and Policy

Find laws, regulations and policy by topic

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Commercial Use Authorizations

Understand why you might need a commercial use authorization instead of concession contract.

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Leasing

The National Park Service provides for leasing of historic as well as non-historic properties in park areas.

Last updated: June 15, 2018