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    Kobuk Valley

    National Park 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 Kobuk Valley National Park.

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 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?

Image of rounded mountains with sparse vegetation extend all the way to the horizen.

Some river drainages in Kobuk Valley National Park are so remote that the U.S. Geological Survey has not given them names. However, many may have been named by the indigenous people living in the region for thousands of years.