• Large male brown bear at Brooks Falls

    Katmai

    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?

Did You Know?

Migratory birds begin returning from their wintering grounds in March. Along the Naknek River, thousands and thousands of waterfowl, like tundra swans, gather on pockets of open water as they wait for the region's wetlands to thaw.