Permits & Reservations

Canoer on the Delaware River

Obtaining a Permit at Upper Delaware S&RR

Commercial Use Authorization (CUA)


A commercial use is defined as any activities, services, agreements, or anything offered to park visitors and/or the general public for recreational purposes which uses park resources or is undertaken for or results in compensation, monetary gain, benefit, or profit to an individual, organization, or corporation, whether or not such entity is organized for purposes recognized as non-profit under local, state, or federal law.

You are required to apply for a CUA is any of the following apply:

  • commercial transportation/guides and those who own, lease, charter their own vehicles for guided trips;
  • person(s), organization, or group that arranges for the transportation and/or guide services, assumes responsibility for financial risk and management, and determines who shall be transported upon what terms, conditions, or charges;
  • provide guided trips or services for canoeing, rafting, kayaking, tubing, fishing, etc. for the public;
  • scuba diving or photography workshops or tours.

For more information about the change in Fee Structure for Commercial Use Authorizations, please go to: Frequently Asked Questions.


Application Process

Read over the information carefully. Complete the appropriate application available below and mail it to the Permit Coordinator as soon as possible. Please do not include any money with your application. Fees will be payable through a Bill for Collection that will be sent via email and paid through Pay.gov once the application is reviewed. When billed, please be aware that the $100.00 application fee is non-refundable.

Federal procedures (31 USC 7701) and Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 requires an Employer Identification Number (EIN) or tax identification number. You must supply your EIN or tax identification number on your application to be processed. If you do not have an EIN, the IRS issues EINs for free at the IRS website.

If your request is approved, a permit containing applicable terms and conditions will be sent to the person designated on the application. Additional fees may be charged based on the size and complexity of your permit. An estimated fee schedule will be provided with your permit.

Your application must be received in sufficient time (2-3 weeks) for evaluation by National Park Service staff. Your request will be evaluated based on the information you provided in your application.

Please make sure you follow the directions in the letter below with the application. If your request is approved, a permit containing applicable terms and conditions will be sent to the person designated on the application. Additional fees will be charged based on the size and complexity of your permit and notification will come via email as a Bill for Collection. Please read and follow the instructions in the bill. An estimated fee schedule will be provided in Attachment C of the application.

If you have any questions about an activity or would like to visit the park prior to submitting your application, you can set up an appointment with the Permit Coordinator.


CUA Permit Application:

2020 CUA Mid-Cycle Application Letter

Commercial Use Authorization Application

2019-2020 CUA Fishing Guides

CUA Application Checklist - Fishing Guides

2019-2020 CUA Liveries - Camps Application

CUA Application Checklist - Liveries, Dive Schools, & Camps

Certificate of Liability Insurance Form - Fillable
 
Kayaker on the Delaware River.

Special Use Permit (SUP)


"The National Park Service...shall promote and regulate the use of...national parks...[its] purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." (16 USC 1)

It is the policy of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River to allow special events and activities, filming, and commercial photography when and where possible, while adhering to this mandate. Therefore, primary considerationwill be givento potential damage to natural resources and historic objects, and to anticipate disruption of normal public use. In order to manage special use, events, filming, and commercial photography, a permit issued by the Superintendent is required.

Application Process

Read over the information carefully. Complete the appropriate application available below and mail it to the Permit Coorinator as soon as possible. Please do not include any money with your application. Fees will be payable through a Bill for Collection that will be sent via email and paid through Pay.gov once the application is reviewed. When billed, please be aware that the $100.00 application fee is non-refundable.

Federal procedures (31 USC 7701) and Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 requires a Social Security Number, an Emplorer Identification Number (EIN) or tax identification number. You must supply your EIN or tax identification number on your application to be processed. If you do not have an EIN, the IRS issues EINs for free at the IRS website.

Your application must be received in sufficient time for evaluation (normally 6-8 weeks) by National Park Service staff before the start date for your acivity. Requests which invlove complex logistics or coordination with other visitor activities will require additional time to process. Your request will be evaluated based on the information you provide in your application and compliance checklist,

If your request is approved, a permit containing applicable terms and conditions will be sent to the person designated on the application. Additional fees may be charged based on the size and complexity of your permit.

If you have any questions about an event or activity or would like a site visit prior to submitting your application, you can set up an appointment with the Permit Coordinator.

SUP Application and the Compliance Checklist:

Letter for Special Use Application

10-930 Application for SUP - Long Form

Letter for Special Use Permit Application - Commercial Filming

10-932 Application for SUP Commercial Filming

Special Use Permit Filming Checklist

Certificate of Liability Insurance Form - Fillable
 

 

Contact Information:


Permit Coordinator
Upper Delaware S&RR
Beach Lake, PA 18405
(570) 729-8251, ext. 2221

Last updated: June 12, 2020

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Mailing Address:

274 River Road
Beach Lake, PA 18405

Phone:

(570) 685-4871

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