Fireworks illegal on Cherokee National Forest


Fireworks are illegal on U.S. Forest Service property. Fireworks are not allowed on national forest land at any time.

Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited (possessing or discharging) on all national grasslands and national forest lands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays.

Regulations are enforced, and violation is punishable as a misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both.

National forest visitors are reminded to ensure that all fires are extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving them.

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