FRANKLIN, N.C. (July 29, 2022) – Today the Nantahala National Forest announced the opportunity to submit proposals to obtain special use permits for concessionaire operation and maintenance of government-owned recreation sites at Standing Indian Campground Complex. The new special use permit will replace the current concession permit which expires December 31, 2022. The prospectus will be open for proposals until September 12, 2022.
The campground is located on the Nantahala Ranger District of the Nantahala National Forest, approximately 10 miles west of Franklin, NC. The operator is responsible for all operations and maintenance of the permitted government-owned recreation facilities as specified in the prospectus. An information meeting and tour of the sites will be offered on Thursday, August 18, 2022. Questions raised during the site visit will be addressed and information will be shared with all potential applicants. An itinerary for the site visit will be posted by August 5, 2022, on the National Forests in North Carolina website www.fs.usda.gov/main/nfsnc/passes-permits
The prospectus and all appendices are on SAM.gov at https://sam.gov/opp/62c6bb89188c4d7999ceaf6b97e32af1/view
or from the link at www.fs.usda.gov/main/nfsnc/passes-permits
. Detailed information on this business opportunity, Forest Service concessionaire program and policies, special use permit applications and post-selection requirements are available in the prospectus. The prospectus may be downloaded from the website listed above. Requests for alternative formats (hardcopy) and any questions should be directed to Viviana Ruiz at