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 Wrangell-St. Elias 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. Click here to see a list of federal facilities in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
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
State of Alaska Statutes
Applicable federal firearms laws
Click here to read federal prohibitors that specify who may not possess a firearm in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
Click here here to read the new firearms law
Contact us with questions about firearms by calling (907) 822-5234 or e-mail us.