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Posted on: February 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Commercial River Operation Permit Reviews Forthcoming

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-February 2, 2022-The Parks & Recreation Commission will review new requests for business on the Yampa River through the city for 2022 as well as proposed use changes for current outfitters during the meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. 

New businesses interested in commercial operations on the Yampa River must apply for a commercial use permit by 5:30pm on Friday, February 25, 2022

The business is required to submit a detailed business/operating plan for proposed use, which should include safety plans, daily numbers, times/areas of use, and demonstrate understanding of commercial guidelines and Planning codes. Refer to the Commercial Use Guidelines before submitting an application. 

Businesses currently approved to operate under the Yampa River Management Plan for a specific use by the commission are not required to resubmit; however, proposed use changes (i.e., SUP, angling, rafting, etc.) will need to be approved by the commission. 

Applications, either new or change of use, not submitted by February 25 will not be considered. Please reach out to Parks & Recreation staff with questions. 

The Parks & Recreation Commission meeting will take place on March 9 at 5:00 pm in a hybrid format both online and in-person in Centennial Hall. Operators should be prepared to discuss their plan and answer questions from the commission if necessary.


Craig Robinson, Parks, Open Space & Trails Manager, 970.871.7034 or email 
Jenny Carey, Open Space & Trails Supervisor, 970.871.7014 or email

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