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 on lands owned by the National Park Service in this park.
Most lands within the boundaries of Keweenaw National Historical Park are privately owned or owned by other government entities. 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 Michigan State Police website.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. These facilities include: Park Headquarters, the Keweenaw History Center (former C&H Public Library), C&H Warehouse #1, the Union Building, and the park's maintenance shop, all in Calumet.
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Keweenaw copper milling facilities were normally located along lake shorelines because they used large volumes of water in the milling process and the lakes served as a dumping site for the waste material known as stamp sand. Access to the lake also facilitated shipping and receiving of supplies. More...