• Schonchin Butte

    Lava Beds

    National Monument California

Laws & Policies

NEW REGULATIONS ON FIREARMS IN NATIONAL PARKS





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 at Lava Beds.




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.







LAVA BEDS SUPERINTENDENT'S COMPENDIUM

Revised January 2010

Did You Know?

Captain Jack

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.