Laws & Policies

Agate Fossil Beds Visitor Center with Fossil Hills and tipis.
Agate Fossil Beds Visitor Center with Fossil Hills and tipis.

Park Rules and Regulations

National Park Service rules and regulations are found in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Additional Park Specific Rules and Regulations for Agate Fossil Beds National Monument are found in the Superintendent's Compendium, see link below:

2018 Agate Fossil Beds National Monument Superintendent's Compendium

Firearms and other weapons

Legislation: 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. Refer to Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65.

Park User Responsibility: It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearm laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please see the website, and pay close attention to Chapters 20, 28, and 69 of the state code.

Weapons Prohibited in Federal Facilities: Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Refer to 18 U.S.C. § 930.


Last updated: January 4, 2018

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