Permits are not required for public access to or overnight stays within the Alagnak Wild River corridor. Please be aware, however, that the shores of the Alagnak contain numerous parcels of privately owned land. Access to private lands is prohibited without prior consent of the landowner.

Visitors should leave itinerary information with a friend or family member. Be sure to include float plan details, the name of the trip leader, the air taxi operator's name and contact information, type and color of equipment/clothing used, and anticipated date of return. The NPS will not initiate a search for an individual or group unless they are reported overdue. Alagnak users are also encouraged to submit the same information in a "Backcountry Planner," available free of charge at the King Salmon Visitor Center.

Commercial Filming and Photography

Special Use Permits
A special park use is a short-term activity that takes place in a park area and typically provides a benefit to an individual, group or organization, or a First Amendment cause, rather than the public at large. The National Park Service may permit a special park use providing the activity will not cause derogation of the park's resources or values, visitor experiences, or the purpose for which the park was established. Primary consideration will be given to potential resource damage and to anticipated disruption of normal public use.

Commercial Film Permits:
On January 22, 2021, the US District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in Price v. Barr determining the permit and fee requirements applying to commercial filming under 54 USC 100905, 43 CFR Part 5, and 36 CRF Part 5 are unconstitutional. The National Park Service is currently determining how this decision will be implemented.

Following the recent court decision, the National Park Service will not be implementing or enforcing the commercial filming portions of 43 CFR Part 5 until further notice, including accepting applications, issuing permits, enforcing the terms and conditions of permits, issuing citations related to permits, or collecting cost recovery and location fees for commercial filming activities.

As regulations regarding commercial filming permits are being reassessed, those interested in commercial filming activities on land managed by the National Park Service are encouraged to contact the park directly for more information about filming in the park and to discuss how to minimize potential impacts to visitors and sensitive park resources.

For more information, see the Special Use and Commercial Film Permits page.

Hunting in the Alagnak Wild River is allowed in accordance with Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) regulations. All hunters must carry any required harvest tickets, permits, and/or tags while hunting.
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Fishing in the Alagnak Wild River is allowed in accordance with Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) regulations for Bristol Bay drainages. All anglers must have in their possession any required indentification, licenses, and/or stamps while fishing.
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Last updated: March 2, 2022

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