Laws & Policies
Enabling Legislation and Current Park Regulations
Public Law 100-225:This law was signed by President Ronald Reagan and established El Malpais National Monument in 1987.
2015 El Malpais Superintendent's Compendium: This document summarizes the existing regulatory provisions governing El Malpais National Monument. These are an extension of CFR 36 and not all-inclusive of National Park Service rules and regulations. Click here for CFR 36.
Hunting is not allowed in El Malpais National Monument. For information and maps about hunting on adjacent lands, please see the New Mexico Game and Fish Department for maps. It is your responsibility to know the rules what land you are on.
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this monument. Firearms may not be discharged in this national monument and hunting is prohibited at all times.
For more information about New Mexico gun laws, please visit our state's website:
P.O. Drawer 1508, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1508
Relevant Statutes: (not inclusive)
New Mexico Statutes Annotated §§ 17-2-12; 17-2-33 through 35; 29-19-1 through 12; 30-3-8; 30-7-1 through 16; 32A-2-33.