Washington State Parks offers more than 100 beautiful parks with a variety of natural settings,
architectural structures and historic sites, including seven military forts.
Permits are required for educational and commercial filming. For adequate
processing time, please submit your permit application two weeks prior to the date you plan to film.
Washington State Parks does not require a permit for professional still photography.
The commercial filming permit fee is $100 if purchased at a region office seven days or more prior to the filming
date, or $200 if purchased less than seven days prior to the filming date. A damage deposit, bond or insurance binder
is required. Additional site fees will apply depending on the project.
How to apply:
Complete the Film Permit Application and submit it to the appropriate region
office listed below to coordinate your permit process and for additional information about filming opportunities.
Educational filming and photography
Washington State Parks encourages the use of parks for film and photo students. Non-commercial, educational
endeavors often can be permitted without a fee. Site impacts and school's proof of insurance may still apply.
How to apply:
Please contact the geographically appropriate region office listed below for full details.
Region and headquarter office contacts:
For more information on specific park features, visit the search park by feature page.
For additional filming opportunities within Washington state, please visit: www.washingtonfilmworks.org.