Info on National Parks/Forests please

Info on National Parks/Forests please

This is a discussion on Info on National Parks/Forests please within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; My vacation time this summer will include a couple of nights camping in both a national park and a national forest. I have seen comments ...

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    Info on National Parks/Forests please

    My vacation time this summer will include a couple of nights camping in both a national park and a national forest.

    I have seen comments go by saying you can carry in one, but not in the other, etc, etc. Can someone provide links or other resources that would spell out the laws? I am interested checking into the specifics before I go.

    Thanks, guys (& gals).
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    Go to Handgunlaw.us and click on Nationwide off limits A-N and/or M-W and all states are listed with the info about National Forests, State Parks, etc. Carry in National Parks is forbidden and the firearm must be unloaded and stowed.
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    NP = No carry and no loaded guns.

    NF = should be governed by state laws. A fair few actually have shooting ranges in them. In VA some have ranges and allow hunting as well.

    Sorry no time to research links. Try handgunlaw.us for more info.
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    I called the rangers station in Skykomish and they said you can open carry. Can't shoot near camp sites. Also called north cascades national park, and spoke to a LEO. He said you can't carry open or concealed on the trail system. But if your just driving through and you have a CCW. It's OK just stay on the main Highway. He was very pro gun and polite to me. In Mt Rainer park no fire arms. Or any National park for the matter. National forest its ok just not near trails or campsites. Remember to clean up if you plan to shoot. Have a good summer PG Everett WA
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    CopperKnight,

    Click on "search this forum", type in "National Park Carry", and you will be directed to at least five threads on this subject.

    Start with this one: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...nal+Park+Carry


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    Y'know, Gary, I feel like an idiot. I have used your site so many times for state issues and have referred many people there. I have no explanation for why I didn't think to look there for the national stuff.

    phoneguy: Funny thing is Mt Rainier is exactly where we are going to spend a couple of nights.
    National forest its ok just not near trails or campsites.
    Now that makes a lot of sense, doesn't it? That's the stuff I want to check into.

    Washington is one of the best states for CC. Absolute minimal restrictions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    CopperKnight,

    Click on "search this forum", type in "National Park Carry", and you will be directed to at least five threads on this subject.

    Start with this one: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...nal+Park+Carry
    I have seen (and I think participated in) some of the threads. For this thread, I was trying to get a link to the specific sites or referred to the specific place to get the information directly. I couldn't find that in the threads I read through; although I did find a link directly to the NPS in one of them after I posted this thanks to your search words.

    While I have come to trust many of the members who post frequently, I don't know anyone personally and it is rare when I take something posted as gospel truth rather than an opinion or educated guess. If we had a poster who is a current Park Ranger, I would take that into consideration, of course.

    Not trying to offend anyone, just speaking it plainly.
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    You can also search firearms http://www.nps.gov/ for the parks you will be going to.
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