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Regulations for Commercial Filming, Still Photography & Audio Recording
On August 22, 2013 the Department of the Interior published final regulations in the Federal Register on commercial filming, still photography and audio recording applying to the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management. The regulations become effective September 23, 2013. If you are unfamiliar with these regulations and may be filming commercially withing the park, it is strongly encouraged that you read the detailed information on these new regulations (PDF format).
Permits are required for organized First Amendment Rights, commercial filming or photography, or distribution of written material at the park. For special events taking place on park land, permittee will be required to provide liability insurance and is responsible for reimbursing the National Park Service for unbudgeted costs incurred during the special event.
Did You Know?
The term "Hopewell" derives from the farm where excavations of an earthwork site (Hopewell Mound Group) occurred in 1891-1892 under the direction of Warren K. Moorehead. The property was owned by a local dry goods merchant and former Confederate Army soldier, Mordecai Cloud Hopewell.