Laws & Policies

LIBI Compendium

Denice Swanke - January 2015


Firearms – Important Please Read

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 in this park.

The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, was enacted May 22, 2009 and will become effective February 22, 2010. Section 512 of this law: Protecting Americans from Violent Crimes, supersedes the uniform treatment of firearm Possession in the national park system outside Alaska under the regulations found at 36 C.F.R. 2.4.

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.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Those places include all Government offices, visitor centers, ranger stations, fee collections buildings, and maintenance facilities. These prohibited locations will be marked with signs at all public enterances.


Open Carry Allowed

Handgun = Yes

Rifle = Yes

In Vehicle =Yes

Age Requirement = 14

Concealed Carry Allowed – Permit Required

Person = Yes

Vehicle = Yes

State Reciprocity = 40 States

Age Requirement = 18

Other Montana State Firearms Information

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