Firearms in the National Parks
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. The new law states that NPS areas will follow the laws of the state in which they are located with regard to the carrying and possession of weapons on park lands, except for designated areas.
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 our state’s website. Georgia laws regarding carrying concealed weapons can be found at www.atf.gov/publications/firearms/state-laws/29th-edition/index.html or www.lexis-nexis.com/hottopics/gacode/default.asp.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
What does this mean for the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site?
Simply put, this means that persons with concealed weapons permits may carry concealed weapons along trails and in parking lots of the park. However, those persons are prohibited from carrying concealed weapons into marked areas.