Laws & Policies

Park specific rules and regulations are found in the Superintendent's Compendium. These policies are in place to protect the visitors and the wonderful resources of Katmai National Park and Preserve. Please do your part to protect this special place.

What are the fishing regulations? Are drones allowed? Can I hunt in the park and preserve? Find out these answers and more in the park's Summary of Regulations.


A variety of additional information can be found in the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), the full text of which is available on the Library of Congress website.

Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Superintendent's Compendium provide a complete listing of park rules and regulations. 36 CFR parts 1-199 pertain to all National Park areas. 36 CFR part 13 pertains to all Alaska National Park areas. Subpart O pertains to the special regulations of Katmai National Park & Preserve.

Local Rules

The Superintendent's Compendium is reviewed annually and provides a list of regulations under the discretionary authority of the superintendent.

Marijuana and Other Controlled Substances

Possession or use inside a National Park Service unit (parks, preserves, rivers and monuments) is prohibited. While Alaska provides for regulated possession and use of marijuana, it remains an illegal drug under federal law and enforced within the park units.


Generally speaking, Alaska State laws dictate who may possess firearms within the park. Learn more on the firearms page.

Last updated: April 14, 2022

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