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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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Firearms Information

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal and Alaska state law, to legally possess firearms within Denali National Park and Preserve.

Under federal law, the use or discharge of a firearm is still prohibited by applicable provisions of 36 CFR Section 2.4 and 36 CFR Section 13.30.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. View a list of federal facilities in Denali.



Shuttle and tour bus service in Denali is operated by a private company, Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture. The company's policy concerning firearms on buses they operate is as follows:

Denali Natural History Tour, Tundra Wilderness Tour and Kantishna Experience Tour - A passenger may not carry a gun on board any of the tour buses.

Visitor Transportation Shuttles, Front Country Shuttle System - A passenger may carry a gun on board a VTS [shuttle] bus so long as the gun is locked in a passenger-provided closed container and is not loaded. Ammunition must be stored separately.



It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable Alaska state and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit:

State of Alaska firearms laws

Alaska State legislature statutes

Applicable federal firearms laws

Click here to read federal prohibitors that specify who may not possess a firearm in Denali

Click here to read the 2010 firearms law

Contact us with questions about firearms by email or by calling (907) 683-2294

Did You Know?

scenic image of a green plain bisected by a thin river, mountains and clouds in the distance

Cold temperatures limit trees from growing at high elevation in Denali. Warmer temperatures, however, have led to woody vegetation growing at ever-higher elevations. Treeline changes are a conspicuous sign of climate change.