Firearms, Weapons & Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Legislation: 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. Firearms and other dangerous weapons* are not permitted in any building on park grounds including the Mound City Group visitor center and the Hopewell Mound Group restroom facilities. Refer to Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65 (last section, bottom of document).
Park User Responsibility: It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearm laws before entering this park. Firearms are not permitted to be discharged on park property. As a starting point, please see the Ohio Code, Chapter 2923.
Weapons Prohibited in Federal Facilities: Federal law prohibits firearms and other dangerous weapons* in any building on park grounds; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Firearms and other dangerous weapons* are not permitted in any park building, including the Mound City Group visitor center and the Hopewell Mound Group restroom facility. Refer to 18 U.S.C. § 930.
For More Information on Firearms: See the state of Ohio's website at http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Enforcement/Concealed-Carry.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): aka Drones or remotely piloted aircraft. Operation of any type of UAS inside of the park's boundaries is strictly forbidden. All permit applications requesting permission to operate UAS within park property or airspace will be denied.
* The term "dangerous weapon" means a weapon, device, instrument, material or substance, animate or inanimate, that is used for, or is readily capable of, causing death or serious bodily injury, except that such term does not include a pocket knife with a blade of less than 2&1/2" in length. 18 US Code 930, g2