Firearms in National Parks

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under federal, Minnesota, and local laws, to possess firearms at Pipestone National Monument. Refer to: Section 512 of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, Public Law 111-24, 123 Stat. 1764-65.

Park User Responsibility:
It is the visitor's responsibility to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws. As a starting point, please visit Minnesota State website's: Minnesota Firearms Laws or Minnesota Statute 624.714

Weapons Prohibited in Federal Facilities:
State law prohibits the possession of Rifles, Shotguns and BB guns in public places such as Pipestone National Monument. Federal Law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are posted with signs at all public entrances. Refer to: 18 U.S.C. & 930

Frequently Asked Questions – National Parks and Firearms

Last updated: February 15, 2017

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