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  • Public Use Restrictions In Effect

    Effective August 9, 2018, open fires, biomass stoves and charcoal briquette fires, are prohibited on public lands including Wilderness areas except in designated campgrounds on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, Crooked River Grassland, and Prineville BLM. 

    In addition to campfire restrictions, smoking is restricted to an enclosed vehicle or building, in a designated campground, in boats on lakes and rivers, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is clear of all flammable material. Portable cooking stoves, propane campfires or lanterns using liquefied or bottled fuel may be used in all areas.

    Additionally, Industrial Fire Precaution Level III (IFPL) is in effect. The IFPL applies to permitted and industrial operations, including woodcutting, on federal lands.Commercial and personal use woodcutting is prohibited at this and all higher levels.

    Click here for more info on designated campgrounds.