Laws & Policies
36 CFR parts 1-199 pertains to all National Park areas.
Petrified Forest National Park is mandated to protect and preserve all park resources for today and for future generations. We need your help! Please follow the below park regulations for your safety and for the safety of park resources.
Further information about park policies can be found in Superintendent's Compendium rv. 2015 (2.8 MB pdf)
For more information about the policies that guide the National Park Service as a whole visit the NPS Office of Policy website.
Firearms in Petrified Forest National Park
Beginning 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.