What is a CUA?
Do CUA holders have to pay park entrance fees?
Commercial Use Authorizations and Non-Profit Special Use Permits
Olympic National Park issues Commercial Use Authorizations and Non-Profit Special Use Permits to provide for business opportunities in several types of visitor services:
How do I apply for a CUA?
If you are interested in providing these services at Olympic National Park, contact the Commercial Services Office at (360) 565-3028. Applications are accepted annually from January 1st to May 1st.
CUA and SUP groups who are transporting clients as a part of their service should review and adhere to current NPS policy on coronavirus guidance. If your questions concerning COVID-19 guidance are unanswered after reading the information available on the Public Health Information for the Park Partner Community webpage or the Guidance for Multi-day Road-based Tours, please contact us.
If you have employees, guests, or customers who report a possible exposure, suspect or confirmed case of illness from the COVID-19 virus, please immediately contact the park so that they can work with you to coordinate with public health authorities.
CUA Office contact information
Telephone: (360) 565-3028
Other forms needed by Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) or Non-Profit Special use Permit (SUP) applicants and holders as mentioned in the application can be found at the following links. Once you have downloaded a form, select the "View" menu and choose "Edit Document" to enter your data:
In Olympic National Park, concessions contracts have been issued to provide certain visitor services. These services include overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail sales, recreational equipment rental (bikes, boats, skis, and snowshoes), therapeutic hot mineral spring pools, a swimming pool, massage therapy and campground sites. No other businesses are currently authorized to provide these services in Olympic National Park.
For information about services available at Kalaloch Lodge please visit: http://www.thekalalochlodge.com
For information about services available at Lake Crescent Lodge, Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort and Log Cabin Resort please visit: http://www.olympicnationalparks.com
Commercial Filming and Photography Permits
Those interested in commercial filming activities on land managed by the National Park Service are encouraged to contact the park directly for more information about filming in the park and to discuss how to minimize potential impacts to visitors and sensitive park resources.
Olympic National Park annually solicits for businesses to assist with a variety of supply, service and construction needs. The park uses the Federal Business Opportunities (https://www.fbo.gov) website to advertise most competitive contracting solicitations. For additional information about contracting with Olympic National Park, please call 360-565-3024.
Last updated: April 7, 2021