Know the Law
The law governing possession of firearms inside a national park changed on February 22, 2010.
Visitors may possess firearms within a national park unit provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws.
The role of a responsible gun owner is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws appropriate to the park they are visiting.
- For more information about New York State firearms laws please visit their website. At the bottom of the page click on "Laws of New York" then search "firearms" for links to relevant statutes (including, but not limited to, Penal Law Section P3TPA265, Penal Law Section 400, Environmental Conservation Law Section 11-0931).
Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.