Campground Concessionaire Prospectus

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The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is seeking proposals for a concessionaire to provide high-quality public services in the operations and maintenance of 33 campgrounds, group camps, and associated recreation sites on the forest.  Recreation sites being offered in this prospectus are located on the Cowlitz Valley, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams Ranger Districts. 

Please read the Campground Prospectus below for application information, regulations, sample materials, and forms.  There is currently no guided site visit scheduled.

Complete written applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Anyone interested in this opportunity is encouraged to apply.

Contact Debbie Terrion, Special Uses Coordinator with questions about the prospectus, at 360-891-5175, or  Questions and answers will be posted on this page.

Read the Prosepctus Questions and Answers submitted as of August 1.

List of Appendices

Appendix 1: Vicinity Map


Appendix 2: Campground & Rec. Site Maps


Appendix 3-4: Property Inventory; Applicable Forest Orders


Appendix 5-8: Sample Use Report; Sample Customer Service Comment Card; Performance Evaluation Form; Law Enforcement at Concession Campgrounds


Appendix 9: Sample Operating Plan


Appendix 10-15: Special-Use Permit for Campground & Related Granger-Thye Concessions; Granger-Thye Fee Offset Agreement; Potential Maintenance, Renovation, and Improvement Projects; Indirect Cost Reimbursement Letter; Granger-Thye Fee Offset Certification; Sample Collection Agreement


Appendix 16-18: Sample Business Plan; Financial Statement; Request for Verification


Appendix 19-20: National Quality Standards for Recreation Site Management; Water Testing Locations and Requirements


Appendix 21-22: Description of Developed Recreation Sites; Recreation Site Amenity Table