Commercial Filming & Photography | The Olympic Peninsula, WA


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.

NEW Phase 2 Motion Picture Production COVID-19 Requirements
Governor Inslee’s official guidance for Motion Picture Production in Washington State

Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau

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. Contact Cheryl Higbee, Fee Program Manager and Film Permit Coordinator. Send all inquiries on commercial filming and photography to For recent changes to commercial filming permits, visit the parks, film permits page.

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.

Contact the Forks Chamber of Commerce

Port Angeles
Contact the City of Port Angeles, Community and Economic Development Department

Port Townsend
Contact City of Port Townsend Community Services Officer

Contact City of Sequim, Communications & Marketing Director