Park Regulations

a park visitor talks with a ranger in Denali National Park
A park visitor talks with a NPS staff member in Denali National Park & Preserve. NPS Photo/Kent Miller

There are a variety of rules and regulations that help us protect park resources and provide visitors with a safe and enjoyable experience. Visit the Quick Links for federal and state laws applicable to Alaska national park units and documents related to ongoing rulemaking efforts affecting Alaska park lands. Please also visit the specific park websites for more information on what activities are authorized in Alaska park areas. Specific questions about park regulations may also be addressed to the Regional Law Enforcement Specialist or the Superintendent of the park you plan to visit.

Sturgeon Final Rule

Department of Interior, National Park Service
36 CFR Parts I and 13
[NPS-AKRO-30677; PPMPRLE1Y.L00000, PPAKAKROZ5] RIN 1024-AE63
SUMMARY: This rule revises National Park Service regulations to comply with the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Sturgeon v. Frost. In the Sturgeon decision, the Court held that National Park Service regulations apply exclusively to public lands (meaning federally owned lands and waters) within the external boundaries of National Park System units in Alaska. Lands which are not federally owned, including submerged lands under navigable waters, are not part of the units subject to the National Park Service's ordinary regulatory authority.


Hunting In Alaska National Preserves

View interactive information for hunting regulations.

Regulation Highlights

Read a new hunting regulation signed into effect in 2019

Last updated: February 16, 2022