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Welcome to the Vendor Program web page for the Sand Mountain Recreation Area.

Commercial vending is an important and welcomed use that is allowed within the Sand Mountain Recreation Area (SMRA) in a vending zone located at the northeast end of the designated camp area. In order to be a permitted operator, the goods or service you provide must support or enhance the recreational enjoyment or opportunities of the visitors and be associated with the allowable activities at SMRA. Sales or services that are not associated with recreational activities will not be permitted. 

Vendor Permits are a type of Commercial Special Recreation Permit (SRP) and are mandatory in order to sell, advertise, provide service or fundraise on public lands. After submitting an application, the vending request will be reviewed for applicability and completeness before processing by the recreation planner. After the permit is processed, the Stillwater Field Manager will have the discretion to approve, disapprove, add stipulations or modify a permit application based upon the requested use. The links on the right side of the page provide access to the vendor information and forms. All the information you will need to understand the permit process and requirements can be found there. The documents are in PDF format so you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view the files. Prospective vendors are encouraged to contact the Stillwater Field Office Outdoor Recreation Planner to discuss their proposal for conducting vending operations prior to submitting an application. A paper copy of the application and instructions can also be provided upon request. 

All vendors are required to have an approved SRP in their possession prior to starting operations on public lands within the SRMA. It is the responsibility of the applicant to read, understand and follow the rules and stipulations pertaining to commercial vending operations. Failure to abide by the regulations and stipulations may result in the suspension or revocation of the permit. Vending without the required SRP or participating in a non-permitted event or activity that requires a SRP is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $100,000 and 12 months incarceration. 

After consulting with the recreation planner and completing your application, please review the information provided to ensure that all steps in the vendor application process have been completed. An application checklist is provided for your use under the "SRP Application Checklist" link to the right. Please use this checklist to ensure you are providing all of the items required to process your application without delay. 

For questions or additional information regarding the Sand Mountain Recreation Area Vendor Program contact Dan Westermeyer, Outdoor Recreation Planner at (775) 885-6030.


Vendor Information Letter 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Vendor Permit Special Stipulations 

Map of Sand Mountain Recreation Area


Special Recreation Permit Application 2930-1 

SRP Application Checklist 

Vendor Vehicle Sheet 

Photo of vendor and visitor activity at Sand Mountain on a busy weekend.
Vending is a popular business activity at Sand Mountain Recreation Area in Churchill County, but potential vendors must plan in advance and obtain a permit from BLM to conduct commercial business operations.
Last updated: 12-19-2014