Laws & Policies


Each year the Superintendent, under his discretionary authority, establishes certain amendments to the Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR 1.7(b)) that designate certain closures, permit requirements and other restrictions in the park.

2015 Compendium: 36 CFR 1.7(b) (2.12 mb pdf)


Management Plans

General Management Plan (2.29 mb pdf)

Bear Management Guidelines - May 2010 (538 kb pdf)
Bear Management Plan - May 2010 (147 kb pdf)


National Park Service



As of February 22, 2010, a federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

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. Those places include all Government offices, visitor centers, ranger stations, fee collection buildings, and maintenance facilities.

Firearms in National Parks Fact Sheet

Firearms in National Parks Frequently Asked Questions

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