Laws & Policies

Redwood National Park 2014 Superintendent's Compendium
The Superintendent's Compendium of designations, closures, permit requirements, and other restrictions imposed under discretionary authority.
2014 Superintendent's Compendium (PDF, 6 MB)

Superintendent's Compendium (Previous Version)
2012 Superintendent's Compendium (PDF, 5.3 MB)
2011 Superintendent's Compendium (PDF, 6.0 MB)


Public Comments Sought for 2015 Superintendent's Compendium
Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) is soliciting public comment for the Superintendent's Compendium.The compendium is a summary of park-specific rules that is reviewed annuallyand updated as necessary.

The regulations the National Park Service (NPS) enforces across all national parklands come from Title 36 Codeof Federal Regulations (36 CFR). Title 36 contains the basic mechanism used bythe National Park Service to preserve and protect the national and cultural resources, and to protect visitors and property within the park. It also grants superintendents discretionary authority to develop park-specific rules inresponse to the special needs of resource protection, park programs or plans,and/or the general public. Many Compendiums complement existing state and/orlocal laws and regulations currently in effect in the park. The Compendium does not—nor cannot—replace or repeal existing state or federal laws.

The 2015 Superintendent's Compendium will be available for public review for 30 days ending May 8, 2015, and can be viewed here (PDF, 612 KB).

Comments may be submitted by email, or by traditional mail to:

ATTN: CompendiumRedwood National and State Parks
1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

If included, the names and address of individuals, business, or agencies who comment will become part of thepublic record. National Park Service personnel will make all comment submissions available for public inspection in their entirety.


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 National Park Service-administered lands within Redwood National and State Parks.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering National Park Service-administered lands within Redwood National and State Parks. As a starting point, please visit the California Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms at

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in the national park; those places will be marked with signs at all public entrances.

Frequently Asked Questions: National Parks & Firearms (PDF, 102 KB)

Please contact the Chief Ranger at 707-465-7302 for additional information.

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