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  • Expect Isolated Thunderstorm Activity Through Thursday. A Greater Chance on the Weekend

    Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »

  • Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies

    One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7779. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »

Laws & Policies

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For more information about the policies that guide the National Park Service as a whole, including Management Policies 2006 and specific policy topics, visit the NPS Office of Policy website.

 

Enabling Legislation

for Grand Canyon National Park
may be found at the Cornell University Law School web site.

An Administrative History of the park is also available.

 

Regulations

Park rangers enforce a number of federal regulations in the park, including the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36 (36 CFR), and the United States Code, Titles 16, 18 and 21.

Within 36 CFR, park superintendents are granted the right to make park-specific regulations to maintain public health and safety, protect environmental or scenic values, protect natural and cultural resources, aid in scientific research, provide for equitable use of facilities, and avoid conflict among visitor use activities. These park-specific regulations are found in the
Compendium Of Designations, Closures, Use and Activity Restrictions, Permit Requirements And Other Regulations. Updated May, 2014 (950 kb PDF File)
Superintendent’s Compendium 2014 Summary of Changes (216 kb PDF file) Items that have been modified, added or deleted since the 2013 approval.

 

Firearm Information

As of February 22, 2010, a new 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:

http://www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp
Type "firearms" into "search phrase" box, then click search.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

Also, available for download:
Gun Regulations in the National Parks (1.8 MB PDF File)
This brochure covers general information and questions about the new law. It also includes links to the state government websites of the eight Intermountain Reigon states, where visitors can check the laws that will govern firearms possession in each state's national parks.

Did You Know?

THEODORE ROOSEVELT AT THE GRAND CANYON

President Theodore Roosevelt said of Grand Canyon, "Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children's children, and for all who come after you, as one of the great sights which every American should see."