Laws & Policies
NEW REGULATIONS ON FIREARMS IN NATIONAL PARKS
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering Lava Beds. As a starting point, please visit the State of California's Bureau of Firearms website.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities within Lava Beds; those places, such as the Visitor Center, are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Did You Know?
The Modoc were not a unified tribe. Instead, they were made up of small, autonomous bands. Decisions within the band were made, not by an individual leader, but by an assembly in which all members participated, making the Modoc a direct democracy.