Laws & Policies

Redwood National Park Superintendent's Compendium

The regulations the National Park Service (NPS) enforces across all national parklands come from Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR). Title 36 contains the basic mechanism used by the National Park Service to preserve and protect the national and cultural resources, and to protect visitors and property within the park. It also grants superintendents discretionary authority to develop park-specific rules inresponse to the special needs of resource protection, park programs or plans,and/or the general public. Many Compendiums complement existing state and/orlocal laws and regulations currently in effect in the park. The Compendium does not—nor cannot—replace or repeal existing state or federal laws.

The Superintendent's Compendium of designations, closures, permit requirements, and other restrictions applied under discretionary authority:

Superintendent's Compendium (March 16th, 2024)



As of February 22, 2010, federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in National Park Service-administered lands within Redwood National and State Parks.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering National Park Service-administered lands within Redwood National and State Parks. As a starting point, please visit the California Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms at

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in the national park; those places will be marked with signs at all public entrances.

Frequently Asked Questions: National Parks & Firearms (PDF, 102 KB)

Please contact the Chief Ranger at 707-465-7302 for additional information.

Black and white photo of people fishing in early 1900s
Fishing at Klamath River mouth.

UC Berkley

Fishing Regulations

2022-2023 Smith River Fishing Regulations
2022-2023 Redwood Creek Fishing Regulations
2022-2023 Freshwater Lagoon Fishing Regulations

For detailed information on Inland Sport Fishing visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website.

To report a poacher or polluter you can call 1-888-334-CalTIP (888 334-2258) 24-hours a day.

Last updated: March 20, 2024

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