As of February 22, 2010, federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal and Alaska state law, to legally possess firearms within Lake Clark 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. The prohibited facilities are:

  • Port Alsworth Field Headquarters Building
  • Port Alsworth Visitor Center
  • Port Alsworth Field Maintenance Building

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

Read the federal prohibitors that specify who may not possess a firearm in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Read the "Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009," which is the law that allows firearms in National Parks.

Contact us with questions about firearms by email or by calling our Port Alsworth Field Headquarters at (907) 781-2218.

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