Laws & Policies

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Library of laws related to the National Park Service

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City of Rocks National Reserve and Castle Rocks State Park are managed according to public laws, regulations, rules, and policies. This page serves as a convenient reference for the interested public.


Public Law 100-696 created City of Rocks National Reserve on November 18, 1988
Public Law 101-512 permits hunting within the Reserve (some restrictions apply)
Public Law 106-421 created Castle Rocks State Park on November 1, 2000

Regulations and Rules

Code of Federal Regulations: Title 36 - Parks, Forests and Public Property; Chapter 1 - National Park Service govern activities on federal public lands within the Reserve
Idaho Administrative Rules govern activities on state park lands within the Reserve and at Castle Rocks State Park
The Superintendent's Compendium outlines designations, closures, permit requirements and other restrictions imposed under discretionary authority


Management Policies 2006 - The Guide to Managing the National Park System
Director's Orders of the National Park Service
Board Policy of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Policies and Procedures of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation


Cooperative Agreement between the National Park Service and the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Agreement for Administrative Services from Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
Agreement for mutual assistance to maintain Cassia County public roads to and through City of Rocks

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