Laws & Policies

The purpose of the compendium is to provide the public and park employees with a document that lists the special designations, closures, public use limits, permit requirements and other restrictions imposed under the discretionary authority of the Superintendent.Contact the monument for a copy.


Unmanned Aircraft
As of June 19, 2014, launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Fossil Butte National Monument is prohibited. See page 4 of Superintendent's Compendium for details.

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.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

Hunting is prohibited at all times throughout Fossil Butte National Monument.

Read about guns in parks

Related Wyoming state web pages:
Wyoming State home page
Attorney General
State Capitol Bldg.
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Wyoming State Statutes
Relevant statutes: (not inclusive)
Wyoming Statues Annotated 6-8-102; 6-8-104; 6-8-203; 6-8-204; 6-8-401; 9-14-101;
23-3-112; 23-3-305; 23-3-306; 36-8-104.

Wyoming Concealed Weapons Information
State Reciprocity

Last updated: September 11, 2019

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P.O. Box 592
Kemmerer, WY 83101


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