Laws & Policies
Firearms in National Parks
The law governing possession of firearms inside a national park changed on February 22, 2010.
Visitors may possess firearms within a national park unit provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws.
The role of the responsible gun owner is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws appropriate to the park they are visiting.
Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.
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Did You Know?
The “Boot Monument” at Saratoga National Historical Park commemorates the deeds of Benedict Arnold on the American side at the Battles of Saratoga. His name doesn’t appear on the monument, but not because of any laws against doing so; no such laws exist. The absence is due to his later treason.