Harpers Ferry National Historical Park offers an abundance of recreational opportunities for families, hikers, historians, nature enthusiasts, and many others. We encourage you to explore the content in this section of the website to learn more about how the laws and policies and the planning process provide visitors with a safe, enjoyble experience in the park while also preserving the park's resources for the future.


Laws & Policies

As a unit of the National Park Service, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is goverened by various laws, policies, and regulations. Each park is shaped by its enabling legislation, or the law passed by congress that specifically created or designated the area as a unit of the National Park Service. Various other laws, policies, and regulations affect how parks operate.

Superintendent's Compendium

The Superintendent's Compendium discusses the closures, request requirements, and restrictions delegated by the park’s Superintendent. Information on permits, natural and cultural resources, animal restrictions, and other important rules about park use are in this document.

Park Documents

Resource Stewardship Strategy Summary (PDF, 19.5 MB)
Summary of the Harpers Ferry NHP General Management Plan
Superintendent's Compendium

Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC)

The National Park Service prepares a variety of planning and environmental documents to help guide the management of a park, and provides a website for public involvement in the NPS planning process. Current park projects will appear on this site.


Last updated: January 28, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
National Park Service
PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


304 535-6029

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