State Parks

State Parks

Washington State Parks offers more than 100 beautiful parks with a variety of natural settings, architectural structures and historic sites, including seven military forts.

Commercial Filming

A permit is required for commercial filming. For adequate processing time, please submit your permit application two weeks prior to the date you plan to film.

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.

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: Complete the Application for Film Permit and submit it to the appropriate region office listed below to coordinate your permit process and for additional information about filming opportunities.

Region Office Contacts:
Please contact the geographically appropriate region office listed below for full details.

Eastern Region Office
(509) 665-4319

Northwest Region Office
(360) 755-9231

Southwest Region Office
(360) 725-9770

State Parks Headquarters
(360) 902-8844

For more information on specific park features, visit