Laws & Policies

Firearms At Big Hole

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.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local and federal firearms laws before entering this park. For more information about Montana laws visit this site.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park. In Big Hole National Battlefield no firearms are permitted inside the Visitor Center.

First Amendment Activities at Big Hole and Bear Paw

Like all units of the National Park Service there is a place for First Amendment Activities in the park. The Designated First Amendment Area for Big Hole for groups 25 or smaller is located south of the Visitor Center just past the tipi demonstration area next to the parking lot. For Bear Paw it is located near the restroom and picnic shelter.

Superintendent's Compendium

The attached compendium for Nez Perce National Historical Park and Big Hole National Battlefield lists the various regulations that govern public use at the park. The compendium is available as an Adobe pdf (81.9 KB).

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 237
Wisdom, MT 59761


(406) 689-3155

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