Laws & Policies
Boundary Change - June 23, 1992
Firearms Law Implementation and 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 in this park.
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 Texas Department of Public Safety page.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Within 36 CFR, park superintendents are granted the right to make park-specific regulations to maintain public health and safety, protect environmental or scenic values, protect natural and cultural resources, aid in scientific research, provide for equitable use of facilities, and avoid conflict among visitor use activities. These park-specific regulations are found in the Superintendent Compendium.
Did You Know?
Palo Alto Battlefield has become home to a small herd of Nilgai—a type of antelope native to India and Pakistan. Originally brought to Texas ranches for exotic hunts, the animals have migrated into the Rio Grande Valley.