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 Kobuk Valley National Park.
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:
Click here to read federal prohibitors that specify who may not possess a firearm in Kobuk
Click here to read the new firearms law
Contact us with questions about firearms by email or by calling (907) 442-3890
Did You Know?
A frog that lives in Kobuk Valley National Park spends the winter as an ice cube. In the fall, the Wood Frog burrows under leaves on the forest floor. Its temperature drops to 20° F or lower until spring, at which point it thaws out and goes on its way.