Commercial Use Authorization Application & Requirements

The Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) program authorizes the provision of suitable commercial services to park area visitors, as long as three conditions are met: the services (a) will have minimal impact on the park area’s resources and values; (b) are consistent with the purposes for which the park area was established; and (c) are consistent with all applicable park area management plans, policies and regulations.

The Commercial Use Authorization authorizes commercial services provided by commercial operators that originate and terminate their services outside of National Park Service boundaries. All advertisement, solicitation of business and acceptance of any form of compensation occurs outside NPS boundaries.

The following documents must be submitted to Commercial Services Coordinator as part of the application package.

  1. Application
  2. Taxpayer Identification Number
  3. Include copies of business licensing
  4. Insurance coverage
  5. Application fee (*$50 non-refundable application fee payable to Big South Fork NRRA). More fees may apply if application is approved. Fees may be paid online through Pay.Gov.

Complete application packages can be sent to:

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, TN 37841

Attention: Commercial Services Coordinator

*Temporary event food vendor and craft vendor application fees are only $25. Pay online or mail in payment.


Last updated: December 12, 2018

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4564 Leatherwood Road
Oneida, TN 37841


(423) 569-9778

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