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National Park Service Hosting Webinars Reviewing Updated Commercial Use Authorization Policy

National Park Service Withdraws Plans to Implement CUA

April 23, 2020

The National Park Service (NPS) has withdrawn plans to implement a standard, nationwide commercial use authorization (CUA) requirement for road-based commercial tours and will not increase commercial tour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

This decision was made in part to reduce significant changes to commercial tour procedures once COVID-19 related modified operations cease.

Parks that issue road-based commercial tour CUAs may continue to do so and will charge current CUA fees. Parks that have not historically issued road-based commercial tour CUAs may 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.

Courtesy of National Park Service