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Firearm Laws & Policies

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 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 Louisiana Laws Search - Louisiana State Legislature to search for applicable laws. Applicable Louisiana state laws include:

  • LRS Title 40 Section 1379.3
  • LRS Title 14 Section 67.15
  • LRS Title 14 Section 95.1
  • LRS Title 14 Section 95.1.1
  • LRS Title 14 Section 95.7
  • LRS Title 14 Section 95.8

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. No firearms, whether concealed or carried openly, are allowed in any National Park Services facilities in Louisiana (Federal law 18 USC 930). Facilities include buildings, structures, offices, and locations where ranger programs are conducted.

For general information about firearms in National Parks visit: Firearms in National Parks (U.S. National Park Service) (

Last updated: January 6, 2022

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