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Invitation For Self-Guided Site Visit In Advance Of Prospectus For Concession Special Use Permit To Operate Recreation Facilities On The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, located in northern Utah and southwestern Wyoming, is publishing a pre-announcement for a concession prospectus to be issued in spring, 2018.  A 5-year special use permit with a 5-year optional renewal will be issued with an anticipated effective date beginning January 1, 2019.  The 5-year optional renewal may be issued non-competitively at the discretion of the Forest Service upon satisfactory performance.  The permit is for operation and maintenance of approximately 115 developed recreation facilities including campgrounds, picnic areas, boat ramps, swim sites, marinas, and trailheads.  The special use permit will include facilities with an estimated $4.5 million gross revenue.

Due to the number of sites in the prospectus, and the geographic expanse of the forest, it will only be possible to visit a few selected sites per ranger district when an official tour and meeting is scheduled in 2018.  Some high elevation sites do not open until July.  Therefore, the forest is inviting interested bidders to visit on their own during summer, 2017 while sites are open and operational through September.  Bidders will be allowed to travel through facilities.

This is an optional self-guided visit with no formal meeting or tour scheduled.  A Preliminary Prospectus Facility List is uploaded to FedBizOpps along with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Visitor Guide which contains maps and forest information.  Detailed site or prospectus information is not provided at this time.  Additional facility information is readily available on-line and links are provided on the Prospectus Facility List.

This pre-solicitation notice is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation, prospectus, or Request for Proposal.  Further, the Forest Service is not seeking proposals at this time and will not accept unsolicited proposals.  The U.S. Government will not pay for any information, travel, or administrative costs incurred in response to this pre-solicitation notice.  Responding to this pre-solicitation notice or visiting is not required to participate in any future prospectus.

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the most heavily visited forests in the National Forest System.  Metropolitan areas and communities bordering the forest make up some of the fastest growing areas in the Intermountain West.  Quick, convenient access is available to forest visitors making the forest an intensely used destination spanning backyard to backcountry with developed facility use increasing yearly.

For questions or comments please contact:  Renee Flanagan, Acting Recreation, Heritage, Wilderness, and Lands Staff Officer, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, 857 West South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, UT  84095-8594.  Email:

Boise National Forest Prospectus for Emmett Ranger District

The Boise National Forest is pleased to announce the availability of a prospectus for a special-use permit for Emmett Ranger Districts Campgrounds.

The Prospectus is available for viewing on the website ( under solicitation number AG-0261-S-17-9000 and the BNF website at:

Proposals must be received by close of business (4:00 p.m. – central time) on June 23, 2017 and must be submitted to Cecilia Seesholtz, Forest Supervisor, 1249 South Vinnell Way, Boise Idaho 83709. A selection will be made during August 2017 so that permits may be issued by early January 2018.

An on-site pre-bid tour is scheduled for 10:00 am May 31 & June 1, 2017.

For further information about the campground, the site tour or the application process please contact Danelle Highfill, Recreation Program Manager, by phone 208-373-4142, or at

For a copy of the announcement, go to: Boise NF Prospectus 5-17


White River National Forest – Campground Prospectus

The White River National Forest in Colorado has issued a prospectus for operating campgrounds on the Dillon and Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger Districts. The on-site visit will take place the week of July 10th, and applications are due in September. For a copy of the announcement with additional details, go to:

White River NF Campgrnd Concess Prospectus 5-17


Deschutes National Forest – Campground Prospectus

The Deschutes National Forest is advertising a campground concessions opportunity. The prospectus for this opportunity includes approximately 68 campgrounds. Upon completion of the prospectus process, a special uses permit will be issued to the selected proponent to provide high-quality public service in the operation and maintenance of government-owned recreation facilities located on the

The Campground Concessions Prospectus DUE DATE has been extended to OCTOBER 1, 2017.

UPDATED: September 11, 2017 – Please note the update to the prospectus package reflects the removal of Appendix 24 and the associated material on pg. 19. No additional changes have been made.

For more information, go to:  Deschutes Campground Prospectus


Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forests Campground Prospectus

The Prospectus for Campgrounds and Related Granger-Thye Concessions for the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forests will open Tuesday 9/5/17 through October 6th.  Please see the Notice of Opportunity with information and a link to the website, where you will find application materials and other information. This notice will also be posted on FedBizOps.


Download the below listed PDF for more information.

Notice of Opportunity-MtBaker

Prospectus Letter UPDATE!


Huron-Manistee National Forests – Campground Prospectus

This prospectus is being issued to solicit applications for a concession campground authorization. A special use permit to provide high-quality public service in the operation and maintenance of 14 Government-owned recreation facilities located on the Baldwin/White Cloud and Cadillac/Manistee Ranger Districts of the Huron-Manistee National Forests (HMNFs), will be issued.

The recreation sites in this prospectus are currently under a concession permit that expires at midnight on December 31, 2017. A new special use permit will be issued authorizing this prospectus. The permit will begin on January 1, 2018 and the term of the permit will be for five (5) years, with an additional five (5) years that may be awarded, non-competitively at the discretion of the Forest Service, upon satisfactory completion of the original term.

Please review the prospectus carefully. Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the recreation sites before submitting an application. Each applicant is expected to make an independent assessment of the business opportunity offered in this prospectus.

The prospectus is available for viewing on the website ( ) under solicitation number AG-54A4-S-17-0002 or by clicking on the following link: