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Firearms Regulations in the Park

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 this park. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.

As a starting point, please visit the following Colorado state websites.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation
http://www.nps.gov/romo/parkmgmt/firearms_regulations.htm

For more information, using the web search engine of your choice, search Colorado state firearms laws.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

For additional information download a brochure produced by the Intermountain Regional Office of the National Park Service regarding firearms in parks throughout this region.

Did You Know?

a photo of author William Allen White

Author William Allen White, the editor of the Emporia Gazette in Kansas, won a 1922 Pulitzer Prize for his editorial “To an Anxious Friend.” His vacation cabin sits near the Moraine Park Visitor Center.