Commercial Filming and Photography

Filming/Photography Permits are issued for photography, filming, and associated sound recording to ensure protection of resources, to prevent significant disruption of normal visitor uses, or when they involve props, models, professional crews and casts or set dressings. Permits are required for access to areas normally closed to the visiting public.

A commercial photographer who is not using a prop, model or set, is staying within normal visitation areas and hours, and is not significantly interfering with normal park visitation, is generally exempt from film permit requirements.

To Apply:
Please complete an Application for Special Use Permit (NPS Form 10-930) - PDF

Submit it to the Office of Special Park Uses with no less than 30 days before the start date of the proposed activity to allow sufficient time for evaluation by the park staff. Include a check, money order, or call for credit card payment of $200 to cover non-refundable application costs. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the National Park Service. Location Fees are also required based on the number of crew and by days filming or photographing. Send the completed application to:

Office of Special Park Uses
Kenai Fjords National Park
P.O. Box 1727
Seward, AK 99664

Generally, permits are not required for:

  • Visitors using cameras and/or recording devices for their own personal use.
  • NPS filming or photography, Department of the Interior Audiovisual Center filming or filming/photography done pursuant to a cooperative agreement or contract.
  • News-gathering activities involving filming, videography or still photography at breaking news events. In these cases, the superintendent will still be required to protect park resources and the rights and safety of park visitors. News media wishing access for entertainment or scheduled purposes may require a permit. Please contact the Chief Ranger with any questions.

For more information: Contact the Chief Ranger by email or phone: (907) 422-0500.

Last updated: January 29, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 1727
Seward, AK 99664


(907) 422-0500

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