Film

Capture The Scene

Some say that here on the Olympic Peninsula, we live in a picture postcard. From the rugged Pacific Ocean beaches to the deep primeval rain forests to the tops of the Olympic Mountains, the scenery here is nothing short of magical. The Olympic Peninsula has served as the setting or backdrop for numerous films, videos, commercials and breathtaking still photography. Located just northwest of Seattle, the Olympic Peninsula is accessible by ferry, plane, boat or highway.

Across the Olympic Peninsula, film makers and commercial photographers can find quaint small towns, historic buildings, forts, lush farmlands, scenic rural roads, wild ocean beaches, dense forests, crystal clear lakes and rivers, and mountain-top vistas. At the center of it all is the Olympic National Park, encompassing nearly a million acres of wilderness including snow capped mountains, old-growth rain forests and 73 miles of wild coastline.

Key Resources

The Olympic National Park, as well as other federal and state lands, and several of the towns, may require advance permitting for commercial filming.

Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau
media@olympicpeninsula.org
360-452-8552

Olympic National Park
It is the policy of the National Park Service to allow filming and photography consistent with the protection and public enjoyment of park resources.  Specific projects should be discussed in advance with the Park’s Film Permit Coordinator.

Olympic National Forest
Depending on the project, a special use permit may be required.  For more information, contact the Forest District Office.

Washington State Parks
There are numerous state parks found in Clallam, Jefferson and Mason counties on the Olympic Peninsula.  Check the Washington State Parks website for specific filming regulations.

Forks
Contact the Forks Chamber of Commerce
360-374-2531
info@forkswashington.org

Port Angeles
Contact the City of Port Angeles, Community and Economic Development Department
360-417-4750
ced@cityofpa.us

Port Townsend
Contact City of Port Townsend Marketing Director
360-531-0127
christina@enjoypt.com

Sequim
Contact City of Sequim, Communications & Marketing Director
360-681-3422
bhanna@sequim.gov