Laws & Policies

Superintendent's Compendium

To view regulations specific to Jewel Cave National Monument established under the discretionary authority of the park superintendent, read the Superintendent's Compendium - August 2015 (379KB.pdf)


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 the following State of South Dakota websites:

South Dakota Codified Laws

South Dakota Concealed Pistol Permit Information

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

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