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. As a starting point, please visit our state's website.
Federal law 18 USC 930 also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. No firearms, whether concealed or carried openly, are allowed in any National Park Services facilities in Louisiana. Facilities include buildings, structures, offices, and locations where ranger programs are conducted.
Did You Know?
As textile mills in the north increased their demand for cotton, the use of enslaved labor increased in cotton-growing plantations such as Oakland and Magnolia. In this way the industrial revolution in the northern states encouraged the expansion of the plantation labor systems of the south.