Laws & Policies

Enabling Legislation and Public Laws


Early Legislation
U.S. Code - 16USC341


Park rangers enforce a number of federal regulations in the park, including the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36 (36 CFR), and the United States Code, Titles 16, 18, and 21.

Within 36 CFR, park superintendents are granted the right to make park-specific regulations to maintain public health and safety, protect environmental or scenic values, protect natural and cultural resources, aid in scientific research, provide for equitable use of facilities, and avoid conflict among visitor use activities.

These park-specific regulations are found in the Superintendent's Compendium.

A partial list of park regulations is posted on a page of Park Rules and Regulations..

Last updated: April 21, 2021

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