• Artist George Catlin recorded the quarrying activity at the pipestone quarries in 1836

    Pipestone

    National Monument Minnesota

Firearms in National Parks

Legislation:

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under federal, Minnesota, and local laws, to possess firearms at Pipestone National Monument. Refer to: Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65.

Park User Responsibility:

It is the visitor's responsibility to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws. As a starting point, please visit Minnesota State website's: Minnesota Firearms Laws or Minnesota Statute 624.714

Weapons Prohibited in Federal Facilities:

State law prohibits the possession of Rifles, Shotguns and BB guns in public places such as Pipestone National Monument. Federal Law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are posted with signs at all public entrances. Refer to: 18 U.S.C. & 930

Frequently Asked Questions – National Parks and Firearms

Did You Know?

A quarrier working in his quarry pit

Pipestone is located about 12-17 feet below the ground, between layers of quartzite rock. Only hand tools are used to quarry the stone at Pipestone National Monument. More...