• Historic Image of New York Harbor

    National Parks of New York Harbor

    New York

Laws & Policies

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. For more information about New York gun City laws, please visit their website. For more information about New Jersey gun laws, please visit their website.

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?