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?
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.