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 Noatak National Preserve.
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 Noatak
Click here to read the new firearms law
Contact us with questions about firearms by email or by calling (907) 442-8316
Did You Know?
The Western Arctic caribou herd is comprised of about 370,000 caribou, making it North America’s largest. These “nomads of the north” travel through Noatak National Preserve twice a year during their long trek between southern wintering areas and northern calving grounds.