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.


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.

The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, was enacted May 22, 2009 and will become effective February 22, 2010. Section 512 of this law; Protecting Americans from Violent Crimes, supersedes the uniform treatment of firearm possession in the national park system outside Alaska under the regulations found at 36 C.F.R. 2.4.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. Fort Laramie National Historic Site is located in Wyoming whose regulations are listed below.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park (such as visitor centers, government offices, maintenance facilities, etc.); those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Hunting and discharge of firearms remain prohibited at Fort Laramie National Historic Site


Open Carry Allowed
Handgun = Yes
Rifle = Yes
In Vehicle = Yes
Age Requirement = None

Concealed Carry Allowed - Permit Required
Person = Yes
Vehicle = Yes
Age Requirement = 21 years of age

Link to Wyoming State Firearms Information


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Mailing Address:

965 Gray Rocks Road
Fort Laramie, WY 82212


(307) 837-2221 x3002
Please Call (307) 837-2221 Ext 3012 on weekends for general information inquiries.

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