• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

  • Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5

    Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats

    NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Rabies

    Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »

Commercial Filming & Photography

It is the policy of the National Park Service to allow filming and photography consistent with the protection and public enjoyment of park resources. Therefore, the primary consideration in the evaluation of permit requests in Olympic National Park is the potential for resource damage and the disruption of normal visitor use.

Permits are not generally required for:

  • Visitors engaged in filming/photography intended for their personal use and enjoyment;
  • The filming of a breaking news event by news crews;
  • Filming conducted pursuant to a cooperative agreement or contract with the National Park Service.

A request for a filming or photography permit may be denied if:

  • The requested activity represents a potential for an adverse impact on the parks natural, cultural, wilderness or recreational resources or the visitor experience, or poses health or safety risks
  • The requirements for supervising the project exceed the staffing capacity of the affected park
  • The applicant fails to obtain insurance/bonding, or to agree to pay assessed cost recovery
  • The request includes entry into areas closed to the visiting public or activities not permitted to the average park visitor

How to Apply
First review the Olympic National Park Filming Guidelines [PDF]. Contact the park's Film Permit Coordinator at (360) 565-3091 if you have questions.

Then complete Form 10-932 [Word Document] and return it to the address on the form with a check for $100.00 made payable to the National Park Service.

Did You Know?

View of the Elwha Valley

Did you know that in 1988, Congress designated 95% of Olympic National Park as Wilderness. The Olympic Wilderness is a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. More...