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

    Pipestone

    National Monument Minnesota

Laws & Policies

Quarry Permits - Information on how to obtain permits to quarry for pipestone. Only members of tribes recognized by the U.S. Government may apply for quarry permits.

National Park Service Organic Act - This legislation created the National Park Service in 1916.

Pipestone National Monument Establishing Legislation - The law that created Pipestone National Monument also allows for ongoing quarrying by American Indians.

Firearms in National Parks - The law governing possession of firearms inside a National Park changed on February 22, 2010.

Did You Know?

Spiderwort

There are over 500 plant species, including over 70 species of grasses, growing on Pipestone National Monument lands. More...