Laws & Policies
Protecting Visitors and Resources: Policies and Regulations
The information available in this section will allow you to become more aware of park implementation plans and of how park operations are structured toward success in achieving the NPS mission of preserving unimpaired park resources for the enjoyment of future generations. These pages also include specific regulations on a variety of activities within the 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 websites:
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Note: the free Adobe reader is required to view the Park Compendium.
Some regulations may be subject to change.
Did You Know?
A Bison herd has been a central feature of the Platt Historic District [formerly Platt National Park, 1906-1976] since 1920. In February of 1920, three bison were transported here via horse-drawn wagon from Oklahoma's Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. More...