Each state decides it’s own firearm policy for state parks. Concealed carry pistols and rifles are often treated differently under each state parks firearm policy.
I looked for the concealed carry policy of each state and Washington D.C. States that prohibit concealed carry in parks clearly say so in rules and regulations. Several states do not address firearms in their park rules. I emailed these parks and they said park carry is as lawful as anywhere else in the state.
Each State’s Firearms Park Policy
You can click the underlined “Yes” or “No” to see the official document and policy.
Alabama – Yes
Alaska – Yes
Arizona – Yes
Arkansas – Yes
California – No
Colorado – Yes
Connecticut – No
Delaware – Yes
Florida – Yes
Georgia – Yes
Hawaii – No
Idaho – Yes
Illinois – Yes
Indiana – Yes
Iowa – Yes
Kansas – Yes, I found no prohibition. I emailed the park service for clarification.
Kentucky – Yes, I contacted the director of Kentucky State Park Rangers. He said lawful carry is the same in parks as the rest of the state.
Louisiana – Yes
Maine – Yes
Maryland – No
Massachusetts – No
Michigan – No
Minnesota – Yes
Mississippi – Yes
Missouri – Yes, I could not find a web page. I got an email from the Department of Natural Resources saying concealed carrying in parks is lawful.
Montana- Yes, I could not find a web page. I got an email saying concealed carrying is lawful in Montana state parks. Park firearm policies may differ.Check the firearm policy of each park visit.
Nebraska – Yes, I could not find a web page. I got an email from the Game and Parks commission saying it is lawful unless there is a no gun sign.
Nevada – Yes, I could not find a web page. I got an email from Department of Conservation and Natural Resources saying it is lawful unless there is a no gun sign.
New Hampshire – Yes, I could not find a prohibition. I emailed the park service for more information.
New Jersey – No
New Mexico – Yes
New York – No
North Carolina – Yes
North Dakota – Yes
Ohio – Yes, I could not find a prohibition. I contacted the park service for more information.
Oklahoma – Yes, It looks like Oklahoma states parks don’t have a website. I could not find a prohibition on concealed carry.
Oregon – Yes, I could not find a web page. I got an email saying it’s lawful to concealed carry.
Pennsylvania – Yes
Rhode Island – No
South Carolina – Yes
South Dakota – Yes, I had to email the park system. Any person can carry without a permit regardless of residency as long as such a person can legally possess firearms.
Tennessee – Yes
Texas – Yes
Utah – Yes, I found no prohibition.
Vermont – Yes, I found no prohibition.
Virginia – Yes
Washington – Yes, I found no web page. I got an email saying it’s lawful to concealed carrying in state parks.
Washington D.C. – No
West Virginia – Yes, I found no prohibition. I emailed WV park service for more information.
Wisconsin – Yes
Wyoming – Yes, I found no prohibition