• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed

    The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground during removal of the Glines Canyon Dam. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha.

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?

Mossy trees in the Hoh Rainforest

...that one criterion for the determination of a temperate rain forest is that the amount of moss and other epiphytes exceeds the weight of all the foliage (leaves and needles) per acre by at least two times.