Under federal law, the use or discharge of a firearm is still prohibited by applicable provisions of 36 CFR Section 2.4(a)(2)(ii) and 36 CFR Section 13.30.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in parks; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Please check with specific parks to see a list of these facilities.
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable Alaska state and federal firearms laws before entering parks. As a starting point, please visit:
State of Alaska firearms laws
Applicable federal firearms laws
Click here to read federal prohibitors that specify who may not possess a firearm in parks.
Click here here to read the new firearms law.
Contact us with questions about firearms by email or by calling (907) 644-3661.
Did You Know?
World War II propelled development of modern Alaska. In 1940 Fort Richardson was constructed outside Anchorage. In March 1942, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the construction of the Alaska Canada Military Highway (the Alcan) began, providing an overland route from the Lower 48 to Alaska.