Laws & Policies
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows individuals who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in many National Park units.
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site is located within the exterior boundaries of the Navajo Nation. Subject to certain exceptions, Navajo Nation Code, tit. 17, § 320 (1979), provides that “[a] person commits unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon if he or she carries a loaded firearm or any other type of deadly weapon.” The Navajo Nation may enforce its laws against Navajo people and may charge non-Navajo people with civil violations under this and other provisions of the Navajo Nation Code. Non-Navajo visitors may be escorted off or totally banned from the reservation. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable tribal, state, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. For more information, visit the Arizona Department of Public Safety website: http://www.azdps.gov/
Federal law still prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances and includes the VisitorCenter, Trading Post, administrative offices, curatorial facility, and maintenance building.
Did You Know?
In 2005 irrigation water was channeled into the Hubbell fields after a long hiatus. The long dormant cultural landscape is once more green with corn and alfalfa.