Firearms Information

As of February 22, 2010, a federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal and Alaska state law, to legally possess firearms within Denali 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 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. Federal facilities in Denali include:

  • All National Park Service offices and administrative buildings
  • The Denali Visitor Center
  • The Murie Science and Learning Center
  • The Backcountry Information Center
  • The Eielson Visitor Center
  • Wonder Lake Ranger Station
  • Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station
  • Toklat Contact Station
  • The Denali Post Office

Transit and tour bus service in Denali is operated by a private company, Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture. The company's policy concerning firearms on buses they operate is as follows:

Denali Natural History Tour, Tundra Wilderness Tour and Kantishna Experience Tour: A passenger may not carry a gun on board any of the tour buses.

Transit buses and free buses (Savage River Shuttle, Riley Creek Loop, Sled Dog Demonstration Bus): A passenger may carry a gun on board a transit bus so long as the gun is locked in a passenger-provided closed container and is not loaded. Ammunition must be stored separately.


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:
Contact us with questions about firearms by email or by calling (907) 683-9532

Last updated: April 30, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755

Phone:

(907) 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am - 4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you get to the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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