• photo of a replica keelboat with a crew member on the bow at sunset

    Lewis & Clark

    National Historic Trail ID,IL,IA,KS,MO,MT,NE,ND,OR,SD,WA

Laws & Policies

Firearms Information

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.

Lands along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail are owned by many entities. The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail traverses eleven states and numerous Indian lands. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, tribal and federal firearms laws before traveling the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. These places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

For information regarding firearms regulations in each of the eleven states traversed by the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, visit the links below:

Trail States: (map)

Illinois
http://www.isp.state.il.us/foid/firearms.cfm

Missouri
http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/c500-599/5710000030.htm

Kansas
http://home.nps.gov/applications/redirect/?sUrl=http://www.ksag.org/page/concealed-carry1

Iowa
http://home.nps.gov/applications/redirect/?sUrl=http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/2003SUPPLEMENT/724/Nebraska
http://www.nsp.state.ne.us/findfile.asp?id2=253

South Dakota
http://www.sdsos.gov/adminservices/concealedpistolpermits.shtm

North Dakota
http://home.nps.gov/applications/redirect/?sUrl=http://www.ag.state.nd.us/BCI/CW/CW.htm

Montana
http://www.doj.mt.gov/enforcement/criminaljustice/concealedweapons.asp

Idaho
http://home.nps.gov/applications/redirect/?sUrl=http://www2.state.id.us/ag/faq/concealedweaponspermit.htm

Washington
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=9.41

Oregon
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/ID/chl.shtml








Did You Know?

An Expedition journal

For 200 years, the Expedition journals have been the source for knowledge and understanding of the Corps of Discovery. There are, however, more than 50 tribes whose oral histories also record the events and people of the Corps.