Learn and Explore
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
FINAL RULE DOCUMENT
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.
Interactive Hunting Information
Last updated: November 16, 2020