• 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?

Orca whales

There are 3 distinct types of Orca whale that roam the waters around Kenai Fjords National Park: residents that eat fish, transients that eat marine mammals, and less frequently viewed offshore orcas that stay in open water eating fish - including sharks.