Rules and Regulations
Yellowstone National Park is filled with potential hazards. We want you to have a safe experience while you visit us. Please:
The following rules and regulations do not attempt to duplicate the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) so they should not be regarded as a comprehensive list of regulations. They will, however, answer many of the most common questions regarding park rules. The Superintendent's Orders (Compendium) is a listing of local regulations that is more technical and comprehensive concerning local issues.
These activities are prohibited within Yellowstone
Guns in Parks
A new law regarding firearms in National Parks is in effect as of Feb. 22, 2010. See Laws & Policies for more information.
Attention Hunters Transporting Carcasses Through the Park!
Game animal carcasses or parts may be transported through Yellowstone by motor vehicle on park roads only: