• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

Collecting and Harvesting

Can I mine for gold?

Recreational gold panning is permitted in park rivers and streams. Disturbance of soil or subsurface areas is prohibited, so the use of shovels, picks, explosives, sluice boxes, suction dredges, etc. is not allowed.

May I collect rocks?

Recreational rock collecting by hand (no tools) is permitted.

May I collect mushrooms, nuts, berries, etc.?

Yes, small quantities of these items may be collected by hand for personal use. No tools are allowed, and commercial harvesting is prohibited.

Is hunting, fishing, and trapping allowed in the park?

Fishing is allowed in accordance with state laws. Hunting is not allowed. Trapping is not allowed. Subsistence hunting is not allowed.

Did You Know?

State of Alaska superimposed on the contiguous 48 states

With 570,374 square miles, Alaska is twice the size of Texas and 1/5 the size of the rest of the United States. It stretches 2,400 miles east-to-west and 1,420 miles north-to-south. Its 6,640-mile coastline is 50 percent longer than the combined east and west coasts of the United States.