Laws & Policies
In order to protect the park, its resources and you, regulations are implemented that are specific to the park and are contained in the Superintendent's Compendium. To review this document, please click here.
This is a National Park making all these laws enforceable under Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations (36CFR). The full volume of the Code of Federal Regulations, including a searchable database, can be accessed by clicking here.
If you have any questions or if you're wondering about a particular activity, call us at 973-543-7958.
FIREARMS IN NATIONAL PARKS
The law governing possession of firearms inside a national park changed on February 22, 2010.
Visitors may possess firearms within a national park unit provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws.
The role of the responsible gun owner is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws appropriate to the park they are visiting.
Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.
Did You Know?
George Washington lost his first tooth at 22. Over the next 35 years he lost all but one of the rest of his teeth. Dentures made for him were carved from hippopotamus, walrus, or elephant ivory or other teeth. Washington was buried wearing dentures made by dentist John Greenwood.