Road-based Commercial Tour CUAs

Tour buses parked along a park road
Tour buses parked in a line along a National Park Service road

National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) has withdrawn plans to implement a standard, nationwide CUA requirement for road-based commercial tours and will not increase commercial tour entrance fees.

The parks that have historically issued road-based commercial tour CUAs may continue to do so and will charge current CUA fees. A list of those parks is available here. Parks that have not historically issued road-based commercial tour CUAs will not begin issuing at this time. As usual, road-based commercial tour operators need to check with each park individually for specific CUA requirements and fees as well as any park-specific operating requirements.

Since 1998, the NPS has used a standardized commercial tour entrance fee structure composed of four tiers with varying rates based on vehicle capacity. The 109 national parks that charge entrance fees will continue to use the following fees:

Tier Sedan (1-6) Van (7-15) Mini Bus
Motor Coach
4 $25* $40 $40 $100
3 $25* $50 $60 $150
2 $25* $75 $100 $200
1 $25* $125 $200 $300

* Plus Per Person

Last updated: August 17, 2023