Each year the Superintendent, under his discretionary authority, establishes certain amendments to the Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR 1.7(b)) that designate certain closures, permit requirements, and other restrictions in the park.
The 2023 Superintendent's Compendium is now available online on our Superintendent's Compendium page.
National Park Service
As of February 22, 2010, a 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: www.doj.mt.gov
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Those places include all Government offices, visitor centers, ranger stations, fee collection buildings, and maintenance facilities.
The public may not launch, land, or operate unmanned aircraft (aka remote piloted vehicles, or drones) in the national parks.
Read the Director's Policy Memorandum 14-05.
Last updated: September 6, 2023