Laws & Policies
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 loaded firearms in Lassen Volcanic National Park. This includes those persons residing in the State of California that possess a valid State of California conceal-carry weapons permit (also known as a CCW permit). These permits are typically issued by the county sheriff of the county where the state resident resides.
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 our state's website. http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/
A notable exception to this rule is the carrying of weapons in federal facilities. Federal law prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. This prohibition includes those possessing a valid State of California CCW permit. In other words, all persons, regardless of the state permit that has been issued to them, are prohibited from carrying a firearm in federal facilities. In Lassen Volcanic National Park, this includes all administrative buildings, non-residential buildings, and buildings that serve the public. A partial list of the facilities that serve the public where firearms are prohibited include:
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Did You Know?
Lassen Volcanic National Park started as two separate national monuments designated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907: Cinder Cone National Monument and Lassen Peak National Monument.