Laws & Policies
2014 Great Sand Dunes National Preserve Compendium of Regulations (for mountainous portion of the National Park Service lands; .pdf file)
Collecting antlers is not allowed anywhere within Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.
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 Colorado's constitution and laws, or visit Colorado's state website.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. The following federal facilities at Great Sand Dunes are prohibited areas: Visitor Center, Headquarters Building, and all other administrative and maintenance buildings.
Hunting is allowed in season in Great Sand Dunes National Preserve, but is not permitted in Great Sand Dunes National Park. All hunters much register. Refer to the Great Sand Dunes National Park Compendium of Regulations above.
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