Change in closing days
Starting September 22nd 2014 we will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The site will be opened Wednesday through Sunday until further notice. Operating hours will remain the same.
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 a national park 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 the responsible gun owner is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws appropriate to the park 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.
For more information
Did You Know?
Ulysses S. Grant acquired the only slave he is known to have owned from his father-in-law, Frederick Dent. In the late 1850s, Grant was unsuccessfully trying to earn his fortune as a farmer. Rather than sell him for much-needed cash, Grant chose to give William Jones his freedom in March of 1859.