Laws & Policies
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 websites.
See Maryland Code, Public Safety, Title 5
See also Maryland Code, Criminal Law, Title 4
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Did You Know?
Greenbelt Park campground (located in Maryland) was closed in 1978 so that Native Americans could camp while in Washington, D.C. as a part of the Longest Walk that started in Sacramento, California. The walk was a part of Native Americans protest of how the government was treating Native Americans.