Laws & Policies


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

2019-2020 Smith River Fishing Regulations
2019-2020 Redwood Creek Fishing Regulations
2019-2020 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.


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 imposed under discretionary authority:

2017 Superintendent's Compendium


Public Comments Sought for 2018 Superintendent's Compendium

Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) is soliciting public comment for the Superintendent's Compendium.The compendium is a summary of park-specific rules that is reviewed annually and updated as necessary.

The 2018 Superintendent's Compendium will be available for public review for 14 days ending March 28, 2018, and can be viewed here (Microsoft Word, 654 KB).

Comments may be submitted by email, or by traditional mail to:

Chief Ranger
ATTN: Compendium
Redwood National and State Parks
1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

If included, the names and address of individuals, business, or agencies who comment will become part of the public record. National Park Service personnel will make all comment submissions available for public inspection in their entirety.

Last updated: February 20, 2019

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1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95531


(707) 464-6101

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