This compendium includes designations, closures, permit requirements and other restrictions imposed under discretionary authority.
The Foundation Document is used to: effectively manage a national park unit and plan for its future, a basic understanding of a park's resources, values, and history is needed - a foundation for planning and management. Foundation documents are at the core of each park's planning portfolio.
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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Pets are allowed in the park on a leash and in control of the owner. They are not allowed into the buildings in the historic village unless they are service animals. Be advised that cars in the parking lot can get very hot, even on only warm days and pets should not be left in vehicles for very long, if at all.