• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Firearms

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.

Did You Know?

Fishwheel on Copper River

The fishwheel, today a common means of harvesting salmon on Alaska’s Copper River, first appeared in North America in Eastern North Carolina, where it was used to catch shad on the Roanoke and Pee Dee Rivers.