• Large male brown bear at Brooks Falls


    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Commercial Film Permits

Commercial film crew at Brooks Falls

A commercial film crew films visitors watching bears at Brooks Falls.

NPS Photo: Roy Wood

The policy of National Park Service (NPS) is to allow commercial filming and photography when it is consistent with the protection and public enjoyment of park resources. NPS policy requires that primary consideration be given to safety, potential resource damage and anticipated disruption of normal visitor use.

To assure protection of the parks’ cultural, historic and natural resources, all commercial photography requests involving the use of NPS lands must be approved through a permitting process initiated through the Park Superintendent or his/her representative.

Commercial Film Permit Application Procedures

Commercial Filming/Photography Guidelines (AK Region)

Application for Filming/Photography Permit

Did You Know?

Ash from this volcanic eruption fell 1500 miles away in Seattle

In 1912, explosions from the Novarupta-Katmai eruption were heard as far away as Juneau and Fairbanks. About 1500 miles away (2400 km) Seattle, WA was dusted by ash.