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No fires outside fire rings

Public Use Restrictions Go Into Effect 07/02/2015; No fires outside designated fire rings

Due to increased fire danger levels, the Willamette National Forest will initiate the following public use restrictions, effective Thursday, July 2nd:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, or campfire, or stove fire, including a charcoal fire, except in campfire rings at posted, developed and designated recreation areas (see list below) and in Wilderness areas. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuel are still permissible in dispersed areas.

  • Using a generator except in designated recreation areas (see list below).

  • Operating a chainsaw.

  • Welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame.

  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.

  • Using an internal combustion engine except for motor vehicles on roadways and areas as designated by the Willamette National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map and for boat motors on the water. 

“The forest is tinder-dry and there is no rain in sight,” said Sean Stafford, Fire Management Staff Officer for the Willamette National Forest. “We understand it’s an inconvenience but for the safety of the public and the natural resources, these precautions need to be taken.”

Campgrounds where it is permissible to have a fire or operate a generator:

McKenzie River Ranger DistrictAlder Springs Campground

Big Lake Campground

Big Lake West Campground

Box Canyon Guard Station

Box Canyon Horse Camp

Clear Lake Resort

Cold Water Cove Campground

Cougar Crossing Campground

Delta Campground

French Pete Campground

Frissell Crossing

Hard Rock Campground

Horse Creek Campground

Ice Cap Campground

Limberlost Campground

Lookout Campground

McKenzie Bridge Campground

Lost Lake Campground

Mona Campground

Olallie Campground

Paradise Campground

Red Diamond Campground

Roaring River Campground

Scott Lake Campground

Slide Creek Campground

Sunnyside Campground

Trailbridge Campground


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