Laws & Policies

Superintendent's Compendium

Specific rules and regulations for Cane River Creole National Historical Park are outlined in the Superintendent's Compendium; you may also request a free copy by contacting the park. As of May 20, 2021, the park also has additional addendums and closure orders related to COVID-19 reduced occupancy and face coverings.

Firearms Policy

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. As a starting point, please visit our state's website to search for applicable laws. Applicable Louisiana State laws include:

  • LRS Title 40 Section 1379.3
  • LRS Title 14 Section 67.15
  • LRS Title 14 Section 95.1
  • LRS Title 14 Section 95.1.1
  • LRS Title 14 Section 95.7
  • LRS Title 14 Section 95.8

Federal law 18 USC 930 also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. No firearms, whether concealed or carried openly, are allowed in any National Park Services facilities in Louisiana. Facilities include buildings, structures, offices, and locations where ranger programs are conducted.

Unmanned Aircraft Policy

Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Cane River Creole National Historical Park is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent.

The term "unmanned aircraft" means a device that is used or intended to be used for flight in the air without the possibility of direct intervention from within or on the device, and the associated operational elements and components that are required for the pilot or system operator in command to operate or control the device (such as cameras, sensors, communication links). This term includes all types of devices that meet this definition (e.g., model airplanes, quadcopters, drones) that are used for any purpose, including for recreation or commerce.

Last updated: March 4, 2022

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