Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations contains regulations pertaining to all National Park Service areas. The Superintendent’s Compendium contains regulations specific to Jimmy Carter National Historical Park.

Marijuana and Other Controlled Substances

Possession or use inside a National Park Service area is prohibited. Despite varying state laws, marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Federal law is enforced in all National Park Service lands and facilities.

Firearms in National Parks

Law governing the possession of firearms in National Park Service areas changed on February 22, 2010. Visitors may possess firearms within a National Park Service area, provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws. Gun owners are responsible for knowing all federal, state, and local laws relevant to the park they are visiting. Federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities. These facilities are marked with signs at public entrances.

Last updated: October 11, 2023

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Mailing Address:

300 North Bond Street
Plains, GA 31780


(229) 824 - 4104
The visitor information desk is staffed from 9 am until 5 pm daily, except for New Year's Day (January 1), Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day (December 25).

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