Laws & Policies
Fossil Butte National Monument Superintendent's Compendium
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 website.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Hunting is prohibited at all times throughout Fossil Butte National Monument.
Gun Regulations in the National Parks (Intermountain Region) covers general information and questions about the new law. (1.83mb PDF file)
Related Wyoming state web pages:
Did You Know?
Railroad workers played a major role in the discovery of fossils from the Green River Formation. In the late 1860's, Union Pacific workers uncovered the first major fossil fish beds (Lake Gosiute) near the town of Green River, Wyoming.