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    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Laws & Policies

FIREARMS REGULATIONS

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 Everglades National Park. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable federal, state and local firearms laws before entering Everglades National Park.

As a starting point to learn about state and local firearms laws, please go to the following Web site and select the state that you are interested in from the list on the right side of the page:

http://www.atf.gov/publications/firearms/state-laws/29th-edition/index.html

For State Reciprocity Agreement:

http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/news/concealed_carry.html

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in Everglades National Park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

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For any questions you can e-mail the Law Enforcement staff or contact the Chief Ranger's office at 305-242-7730

 

Management and Operations Guidance

Generally the Code of Federal Regulations(CFR) guides park management and resource protection. In the CFR Superintendents of each unit in the National Park system have the option to develop more specific regulations to address unique management needs of their particular unit. These documents are called the Superintendent's Compendium and are an extension of the CFR. These publications help direct the park's management efforts to best serve the mission of the National Park Service and the needs of visitors. Click on the link below to download the most current Compendium.

2014 Everglades Superintendent's Compendium (276 KB)

Did You Know?

Indigo Snake

Of the 27 species of snakes in Everglades National Park, only four are venomous – the cottonmouth, the diamondback rattlesnake, the dusky pygmy rattlesnake, and the coral snake. The snake to the left is the non-venomous, endangered Indigo Snake.