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?
Today a few of the direct descendants of Oakland's enslaved (such as Marvin Toussaint, great-great grandson of Minique Toussaint, an Oakland fiddler and carpenter) now actively participate in local historic preservation of African American institutions.