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Laws & Regulations

Superintendent's Compendium

The Superintendent's Compendium provides guidance on designations, closures, permit requirements and and other restrictions imposed by the superintendent's discretionary authority


Regulations regarding all Units of the National Park System can be found in

Chapter 1 of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations.


Did You Know?

Black and white photo of President Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir at Yosemite

The first President to use the authority of the Antiquities Act to designate a national monument was Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 to designate Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming. Sixteen presidents since have used it to protect features such as the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty.