The National Park Service (NPS) allows filming and photography when it is consistent with the protection and public enjoyment of park resources, and it avoids conflict with the public's normal use and enjoyment of the park.
A photography/filming permit is required for any filming or photography involving models, sets, or props that are not part of the location's natural landscape, or when the park incurs additional administrative costs to monitor the activity. Submit the application a minimum of four (4) weeks in advance.
FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY
A. Permit Requirements
A permit is not required when:
1. the filming or photography is for personal use and it occurs within normal visitation and hours;2. the filming or photography relates to news media coverage
A permit is required when:
1. the filming or photography is commercial in nature and/or includes the use of models, props or sets, which are not part of the location's natural landscape, which also includes obtaining a release from members of the general public;2. the filming or photography requires entry into areas restricted from normal visitation;3. the filming or photography requires access to park locations outside of normal visitation hours.
B. Other Considerations
Motion Picture/Video Filming
Last updated: June 18, 2020