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, 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:
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.
What Changed?Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, P.L. 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65, allows persons to possess firearms while in units of the National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Systems if they are in compliance with applicable federal and state law.
Specifically, Section 512(b) states:
The Secretary of the Interior shall not promulgate or enforce any regulation that prohibits an individual from possessing a firearm including an assembled or functional firearm in any unit of the National Park System or the National Wildlife Refuge System if --
Section 512 becomes effective on February 22, 2010. Section 512 affects implementation of the existing NPS regulations regarding the possession of firearms in national parks, by now allowing individuals to possess firearms if --
Last updated: January 16, 2018