Laws & Policies
In the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Superintendents of each unit in the National Park System have the option to develop specific designations, closures, permit requirements, and other restrictions to address unique management needs of their particular unit. Within the CFR Superintendents are given the authority to amend, modify, relax or make more stringent certain regulations. These park specific regulations are incorporated into a document 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 here to download the most current Compendium for Fort Davis National Historic Site.
Did You Know?
Fort Davis never had a fort wall or palisade. In fact, most western military forts built after the Civil War did not have walls around them. Forts with wooden palisade walls (as depicted in many classic movies) were actually very rare in the West.