Firearms Information

Photo of a sign found on federal facilities where guns are not allowed.
The sign reads, "Warning, Firearms Prohibited. Federal law prohibits the possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon in this Federal facility unless specifically authorized. 18 USC 930(a) possession violations are subject to fine and/or imprisonment up to one year.

18 USC 930(b) possession violations with an intent to commit a crime are punishable by a fine and imprisonment up to five years.

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:

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.

Last updated: July 25, 2016

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Port Alsworth, AK 99653


907 644-3626

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