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The Commercial Services Program of the National Park Service administers nearly 500 concession contracts with gross receipts totaling more than $1 billion annually (PDF 167 KB). Our concessioners employ over 25,000 hospitality industry people during peak season; providing services ranging from food and lodging, to white water rafting adventures. The Commercial Services Program administers these contracts, including monitoring the performance of concessioner operations. Concessioners are authorized to offer certain specific goods and services to park visitors, which are not provided by National Park Service personnel. By welcoming the private sector as a partner in park operations, the National Park Service broadens the economic base of the region in general and the communities surrounding the parks in particular. View a list of authorized concessioners presently operating in national parks and find out how you can do business with us. (PDF 117 KB)

Last updated: August 10, 2018