Compendium of Regulations

The cover of the 2023 Compendium of Regulations with cliffrose in the foreground and an orange sandstone formation in the background contrasted with a bright blue sky.
Front page of the 2023 Compendium of Regulations

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A compendium of regulations is a compilation of restrictions and permit requirements imposed under the discretionary authority of the superintendent. These are determined based on being necessary for the maintenance of public health and safety, protection of environmental or scenic values, protection of natural and cultural resources, aid to scientific research, implementation of management responsibilities, equitable allocation and use of facilities, or the avoidance of conflict among visitor use activities. Download compendium here.

Certain regulations apply to every national park unit. Those regulations and more can be found in the NPS Laws, Policies & Regulations.

Last updated: September 13, 2023

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