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


    National Monument Minnesota

Firearms in National Parks


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?

The Nicollet Rock

Joseph Nicollet and John C. Frémont, famous 19th century explorers, visited Pipestone National Monument in 1838 and carved their initials into the Sioux Quartzite cliff. The inscription is still visible along the Circle Trail. More...