• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

Doing Business in the Park

I run a bed and breakfast and want to bring my guests to the park. Do I need a special permit?

The law requires anyone doing business in a park area, including transporting paying guests on a tour, to have an Incidental Business Permit or a concessions contract.

I take still photos and sell them freelance to magazines - do I need a permit?

Most commercial photography, both still and motion pictures, requires a permit, due to the potential impact of crews, equipment, shooting schedules, etc. on resources and other visitors. A single photographer with a hand held camera and no props, models, or crew probably does not need a permit. Commercial photographers should check with the park for exact requirements prior to shooting.

Did You Know?

resident pod of Orca whales

“Killer whales” or orcas are actually quite friendly and often inquisitive about humans. In fact, the group of “resident killer whales” pictured here feeds entirely on fish. Only “transient killer whales” eat marine mammals. No wild killer whale has ever hurt a human being.