Know the Rules Before You Visit!
It is your responsibility to be familiar with all firearm regulations before entering Great Basin National Park.
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 Great Basin National 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 the following State of Nevada websites concerning the ability to carry concealed weapons:
- Nevada Concealed Carry Weapon Administrative Code
- Nevada Out of State Carry Concealed Weapon Permit Recognition
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park (see below); those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. This includes, but is not limited to; visitor centers, and government offices.
Nevada currently recognizes a CCW (concealed carry of a weapon) permit from 10 states. The states are Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and West Virginia. NOTE: NEVADA NO LONGER recognizes UTAH permits. This list is subject to change. Contact the Nevada Attorney General's office for the most current information and regulations.