Business Opportunities

Chugach national Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is soliciting applications for a concession (campground and day use) special use permit on the Chugach National Forest. This special use provides high-quality public service in the operation and maintenance of government-owned recreation facilities located on the Glacier and Seward Ranger Districts. The recreation sites offered in this business opportunity are located on the east side of the Kenai Peninsula. All Forest Service fee campgrounds on the Eastern Kenai Peninsula are included in this permit.

The primary use season is mid-May to mid- September with shoulder season use occurring as weather allows. The Eastern Kenai Peninsula area is known for its recreational opportunities including hundreds of miles of hiking trails, numerous public use cabins, excellent fishing opportunities, and a variety of campgrounds. The area also boasts the popular Resurrection Pass National Recreation Trail, the Iditarod National Historic Trail, and the remote back country Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop accessed via the Alaska Railroad.

Applicants are responsible for producing business plans and financial predictions in response to this solicitation. The permit term will be set for to five years, with an option to extend the term for up to an additional five years at the sole discretion of the authorized officer. All applications must be submitted to Francisco Sanchez, Seward Ranger District, 33599 Ranger Station Spur, Seward, AK 99664. Applications must be received by close of business (4:30 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time) on June 25, 2019.

Chugach National Forest Campground Prospectus Notice

Chugach National Forest Campground Prospectus Documents

Visit the Prospectus for more information and for related documents.

Primary Point of Contact.:

Kelly Chase Veach,

Natural Resource Program Manager

Phone: 907-288-7755

 Secondary Point of Contact:

Monika Adam,

Special Uses Service Team

Phone: 907-288-7720

San Juan National Forest

The San Juan National Forest in Southern Colorado will be issuing a prospectus to solicit proposals for the operation of the recreation facilities on our three ranger districts.  The prospectus is anticipated to be offered in June 2019 with the responses due in AUgust 2019.  The current permit expires 12/31/2019.  The permit term will be for up to five years.

Full letter can be read or downloaded here.

Additional questions may be direct to:
Pam Novitzky
Concession Program Manager

San Juan National Forest
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO  81301 970-385-1246.

Plumas National Forest

The Plumas National Forest is soliciting proposals from interested parties for a campground concession special use permit (SUP) to provide high-quality public service in the operation and maintenance of government-owned recreation facilities.

One permit will be issued for government-owned recreation facilities located on the Beckwourth, Feather River, and Mt. Hough Ranger Districts of the Plumas National Forest.

The Forest is anticipating completion of the application evaluation process and making a selection in January 2019, with the intention of the successful applicant beginning operations in April 2020.

This prospectus is being issued to solicit applications for a concession campground, day use areas, and cabin rental special use permit for the Plumas National Forest, USFS Region 5 located in California. One special use permit will be issued to provide high-quality public service for the operation and maintenance of government-owned recreation facilities located on the Beckwourth Ranger District, Mt. Hough Ranger District, and Feather River Ranger District on the Plumas National Forest. The permit term will be for up to 5 years, with an option to extend the term for up to an additional 5 years at the sole discretion of the authorized officer.

Full information can be accessed on through this document

Additional Appendices are available directly from the website –


Questions may be directed

Emily Moghaddas,
Public Services Staff Officer
Phone: 530-283-7772
Fax: 530-283-7746

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: