Management and Operations Guidance
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 Everglades National Park. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable federal, state and local firearms laws before entering Everglades National Park.
As a starting point to learn about state and local firearms laws, please go to the following web site and select the state that you are interested in from the list on the right side of the page: https://www.atf.gov/publications/firearms/state-laws/31st-edition/index.html
For State Reciprocity Agreement: http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/news/concealed_carry.html
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in Everglades National Park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
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For any questions you can e-mail the Law Enforcement staff or contact the Chief Ranger's office at 305-242-7730.
Last updated: September 10, 2021