• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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  • Bears are active in Grand Teton

    Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »

  • Area closure in effect for trails in the Jenny Lake Area

    A temporary area closure will be in effect for several trails in the Jenny Lake area due to construction activities involving helicopter-assisted transport of heavy material. The closure will last from October 27 through October 30, and possibly longer. More »

  • Multi-use Pathway Closures

    Intermittent closures of the park Multi-use Pathway System will occur through mid-October during asphalt sealing and safety improvement work. Pathway sections will reopen as work is completed. Follow the link for a map and more information. More »

  • Moose-Wilson Road Status

    The Moose-Wilson Road between the Death Canyon Road and the Murie Center Road is currently open to all traffic. The road may re-close at any time due to wildlife activity. For current road conditions call 307-739-3682. More »

Commercial Filming and Photography

APPLICATION FORMS

The National Park Service encourages filming and photography when it will promote the protection and public enjoyment of park resources, provided that the activity does not violate the criteria listed below:

  • Is appropriate to the purpose of which the park was established.
  • Is inspirational, educational, or healthful or otherwise appropriate to the park environment.
  • Will foster an understanding of, and appreciation for, park resources and values, or will promote enjoyment through a direct association with, interaction with, or relation to park resources.
  • Can be sustained without causing unacceptable impacts to park resources or values.
  • Resource protection (natural and cultural) will prevail over any permitted activity, and non-mitigatable degradation of the park's resources will not be allowed to occur.

PERMITS will be required if the project involves any of the following:

  • Commercial filming means the film, electronic, magnetic, digital, or other recording of a moving image by a person, business, or other entity for a market audience with the intent of generating income. Examples include, but are not limited to, feature film, videography, television broadcast, or documentary, or other similar projects. Commercial filming activities may include the advertisement of a product or service, or the use of actors, models, sets, or props.
  • Video taping and sound recording could require a permit if it could result in damage to park resources or significant disruption of normal visitor use.
  • Involves access into areas not normally open to the public.
  • Coverage of breaking news never requires a permit but is subject to restrictions and conditions necessary to protect the park resources, public health and safety and to prevent impairment or derogation of park resources, values or purposes.

Applications may be denied for any of the following reasons:

  • Any type of AVIATION.Requests for a permit to use UAS for aerial commercial filming and still photography activities will not be granted due to the potential for unacceptable visual and noise impacts, possible resource damage, and concerns of the vehicle crashing in inaccessible areas. UAS are subject to FAA regulation and currently are not authorized for use by private, commercial companies.
  • Damage to resources is expected which cannot be prevented or mitigated.
  • Other activities are already planned or expected to occur at the same time and place, and filming or photography would be incompatible.
  • It involves access to areas normally limited to administrative access or closed for resource protection of safety reasons.
  • The level of activity within the park is already so high that we would not have staff to assign to work with you.
  • The project includes portrayal of activities which are not permitted within a recognized park.
  • The production company is unwilling or unable to obtain the necessary insurance.
  • The production company is unwilling to reimburse NPS for costs or comply with NPS requirement for posting a refundable bond.

Grand Teton National Park will not censor the content of any filming project, nor require finished film products for review, files or documentation purposes; however, a storyboard or layout may be helpful during the review process.

Permits issued for commercial photography specifically prohibit implied or stated endorsement by the National Park Service. Identifiable NPS equipment, uniforms, buildings or insignia may not be portrayed in commercial advertising in any way that would imply NPS endorsement of the product.

Did You Know?

Mt. Moran in July

Did you know that the black stripe, or dike, on the face of Mount Moran is 150 feet wide and extends six or seven miles westward? The black dike was once molten magma that squeezed into a crack when the rocks were deep underground, and has since been lifted skyward by movement on the Teton fault.