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 in Katmai 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(a)(2)(ii) 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.
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 Katmai
Click here to read the new firearms law
Did You Know?
The first people in Katmai arrived about 9,000 years ago. They left behind artifacts like this one, a core from which small microblades were struck. Expert tool makers set the microblades into the sides of bone arrowheads to increase cutting power.