• Sunset view of Glacier Bay and the surrounding Fairweather Mountains.

    Glacier Bay

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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 Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Under federal law, the use or discharge of a firearm is still prohibited within Glacier Bay National Park by applicable provisions of 36 CFR Section 2.4(a)(2)(ii) and 36 CFR Section 13.30. Glacier Bay National Preserve is open to hunting with a valid Alaska hunting license.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

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

Applicable federal firearms laws still apply to Glacier Bay.

Federal prohibitors who may not possess a firearm in Glacier Bay.

The 2010 federal firearms law

Contact us with questions about firearms by e-mail or by calling (907) 697-2230

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Alaska is the size of: 114 Connecticuts; 277 Delawares; 88 Hawaiis; 69 Massachusetts'; 61 New Hamphires; 470 Rhode Islands or 2 Texas’. In fact, if Alaska were to split in half and form two states, Texas would drop from second largest state to third.