Decision Maker Response
Peter May
Associate Regional Director

Dec 23, 2012 — The National Park Service issued notice to Paul Simkin, the operator of Jack's Boathouse, that the lease under which the business has operated for several years is no longer considered valid. The recreational services offered and public access to the Potomac River are important to the NPS and thus will be offered as a concession contract. This concession will be announced within a few days and will be competed in a fair and open process. Mr. Simkin is free to compete for the opportunity to operate the concession. A Request for Qualifications will be announced within a few days. The conversion to a concession will be complete by February 1, 2013, and we anticipate no interruption of service at the site.