Laws & Policies
In general, FIREARMS ARE PROHIBITED at Tumacácori National Historical 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 National Parks. However, Federal law prohibits firearms in the facilities of this park. One such facility is the visitor center through which all visitors to the park must pass to access other areas and facilities of the park. This public entrance is clearly marked with a sign indicating that firearms are prohibited.
The exception to the "firearms prohibited" rule are those areas of the park that are accessible only via the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. While those areas are governed by the new federal law allowing the possession of firearms in accordance with Arizona State law, hunting or any other use of such firearms is illegal.
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, visit the Arizona Attorney General's website.
Did You Know?
Arizona takes its name from a ranch of the same name, meaning "the good oak tree" in Basque, established by Bernardo de Urrea in 1735 in the rugged, mountain country about forty miles southwest of Tumacácori.