Firearms Information

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 Kobuk Valley National Park.

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.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable Alaska state and federal firearms laws before entering this park.

To learn more about the federal prohibitors that specify who may not possess a firearm in Kobuk or to learn about the new firearm laws, contact a park ranger.

Contact us with questions about firearms by email or by calling (907) 442-3890.

Last updated: December 3, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 1029
Kotzebue, AK 99752

Phone:

(907) 442-3890

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