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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?

Cave Entrance

Lava Beds National Monument, containing 778 caves, is home to the largest concentration of lava tube caves in the contiguous United States.