Regulations Governing the Park
The Compendium of Park Regulations for Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is available at park headquarters in Bushkill PA, or contact the Rangers Office at (570) 828-2321.

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.

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Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.

Want to Learn More?

Here is an article about firearms in national parks that might be a good source for answers you might have regarding firearms in a park you plan to visit. Our best advice is to call ahead to the park you wish to visit and ask their rangers if there are any policies in place that might affect yourt visit.
Regulations Governing the National Parks
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Title 27 of the CFR references Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms.

Last updated: June 11, 2021

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