Rules and regulations for shooting lawfully in National Forest Lands

It is unlawful to...
"To discharge explosives, firearms, and/or other weapons within 100 yards of any designated campground, picnic area, boat ramp, swimming or water skiing beach or nature trail and study area, except as may be otherwise posted."
"To possess, carry, or discharge explosives, firearms and/or other weapons on Parks and Outdoor Recreation Lands or Waters in any manner that violates Title 18, C.R.S., or any other applicable law. The lawful carry of concealed handguns by persons in possession of a valid concealed handgun permit, together with valid photo identification, is permitted. The possession or discharge of fireworks is prohibited. The lawful possession and/or discharge of firearms on designated shooting ranges is permitted."
State Patrol regulations:
"A firearm may not be discharged in the following National Forest areas:
  • Within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site, or occupied area; or
  • Across or on a Forest Development road or an adjacent body of water, or in any manner or place whereby any person or property is exposed to injury or damage as a result of such discharge; or
  • Into or within any cave. [36 CFR 261.10 (d)]"
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