Film & Photography Permits
Commercial Filming and Photography
The very nature of the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers make them enticing backgrounds for filming and photography. In order to preserve and protect these resources, and to assure the enjoyment of these resources by the public, the following guidelines are established as they relate to filming and photographic activities within the National Scenic Riverway.
Generally, permits are not required for:
Filming or photography intended for commercial public viewing or advertising, including but not limited to, commercial still photography, motion picture photography, television commercials and/or videotaping, will require a permit. To apply for a permit, complete either the still photography or the commercial filming application form and submit it to the permit coordinator. Please remember to allow sufficient time for evaluation by the park staff before the start date of the proposed activity. Also, there is a $100.00 non-refundable application fee which must accompany all applications for commercial filming and photography. If filming application is approved, additional costs may apply.
For more information on Commercial Filming and Photography; Contact permit specialist at 715-483-2261 or via email.
Did You Know?
Before the invention of refrigerators, people harvested ice from rivers and lakes in the winter and stored the ice, covered in sawdust, in buildings. An ice house, storing ice from the river, once stood near the site of the park headquarters for St. Croix NSR, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.