Yellowstone National Park Enters Stage 1 Fire Restriction Level, ‘Very High Fire Danger’
Officials with Yellowstone National Park have advised that the parkwide fire danger level for the park is "very high and Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect."
Per an email sent by park authorities, restrictions within and around the park include:
Backcountry and trails
- Prohibited: Charcoal or wood fire campfires in the backcountry, including those in established fire rings.
- Prohibited: Smoking in the backcountry and on all trails, except immediately adjacent to the provided fire ring in designated campsites or within a 3-foot-diameter area barren of all flammable material (e.g. standing in water, on a boat)
- Permitted: Portable gas stoves and lanterns in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet.
Frontcountry and developed areas
- Permitted: Smoking only in:
- an enclosed vehicle
- a single-family dwelling
- a developed campground
- a day-use picnic area
- within a 3-foot-diameter area that is barren or cleared of all flammable material
- Permitted: Campfires in designated fire rings in frontcountry developed campgrounds (Madison, Mammoth, Slough Creek, Canyon, Indian Creek, Pebble Creek, Lewis Lake, Grant Village and Bridge Bay) and day-use picnic areas. All campfires must be cold to the touch before abandoning. Soak, stir, feel, repeat.
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