Laws & Policies

Many of the laws that are enforced across the National Park System and within the boundaries of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument may be found within the 36 Code of Federal Regulations.

Read regulations that pertain specifically to John Day Fossil Bed by reviewing the Superintendent's Compendium. These regulations do not supersede 36CFR, but they can be more specific, and they address which permits a visitor will need for specific activities.


Firearms in National Parks Frequently Asked Questions

As of February 22, 2010, a 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 the park. As a starting point, please visit Oregon state website. Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Those places include all Government offices, visitor centers, ranger stations, fee collection buildings, and maintenance facilities.

Last updated: December 13, 2017

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