Laws & Policies
Firearms At Big Hole
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local and federal firearms laws before entering this park. For more information about Montana laws visit this site.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park. In Big Hole National Battlefield no firearms are permitted inside the Visitor Center.
First Amendment Activities at Big Hole and Bear Paw
Like all units of the National Park Service there is a place for First Amendment Activities in the park. The Designated First Amendment Area for Big Hole for groups 25 or smaller is located south of the Visitor Center just past the tipi demonstration area next to the parking lot. For Bear Paw it is located near the restroom and picnic shelter.
Did You Know?
In 1883, the US government placed a 6 ton monument at Big Hole National Battlefield. The monument was in honor of the soldiers and volunteers that died in the battle. It would be forty years before a memorial would be placed here for the Nez Perce.