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.
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:
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:
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.
Did You Know?
Female caribou have antlers, but female moose do not. Male moose and all caribou shed their antlers in the late fall or early winter, and grow new antlers in the spring. Caribou and moose are the only two members of the deer family found in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.