• Winter light on the Fairweather Range

    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?

Common Murre Egg

Common Murres (often seen on or near the Marble Islands) have a unique nesting behavior. They lay a single egg on bare ground or rock ledges. The egg is pear-shaped which prevents it from rolling off the ledge. Each egg has unique speckles and coloration that helps the parents identify their egg.