As of February 22, 2010, a federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal and Alaska state law, to legally possess firearms within Wrangell-St. Elias 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.
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
State of Alaska Statutes
Applicable federal firearms laws
Download a list of federal prohibitors (pdf format, 100 KB) that specify who may not possess a firearm in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
Download and read the firearms law (pdf format, 9.6 KB).
Contact us with questions about firearms by calling (907) 822-5234 or e-mail us.