Due to a staff workplace enrichment and professional development opportunity event, this site will be closing at 3 p.m. on Friday December 13th. We will reopen on Monday December 16th at our regular time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Laws & Policies
The Superintendent's Compendium covers Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and other Restrictions.
Downloadable copy of the Compendium
Firearms in National Parks
The law governing possession of firearms inside national parks changed on February 22, 2010.
Visitors may possess firearms within a national park unit provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws. The role of responsible gun owners is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws governing the parks they are visiting. Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.
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