As of February 22, 2010, federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal and Alaska state law, to legally possess firearms within Lake Clark 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. The prohibited facilities are:
- Port Alsworth Field Headquarters Building
- Port Alsworth Visitor Center
- Port Alsworth Field Maintenance Building
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
- Alaska State legislature statutes
- Applicable federal firearms laws
- Federal prohibitors that specify who may not possess a firearm in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
In addition, you may want to read the section 512 of the "Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009," which is the law that allows firearms in National Parks.
Contact us with questions about firearms by email or by calling the chief ranger at (907) 644-3647.