As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law makes possession of firearms in national parks subject to local and state firearms laws.
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 the following states sites:
For our parks located in Maryland:
Maryland State Law
See Maryland Code, Public Safety, Title 5
See also Maryland Code, Criminal Law, Title 4
Maryland Attorney General
For our parks located in the District of Columbia:
District of Columbia Law
See Division I, Title 7, Subtitle J, Chapter 25
See also Division IV, Title 22, Subtitle VI, Chapter 45
District of Columbia Attorney General
Federal law continues to prohibit firearms in federal facilities in this park. Those federal facilities are marked with signs at public entrances.
United States Park Police District 4 Facilities
United States Park Police District 5 Facilities