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  • Campfire Restrictions Enacted

    Forest officials are enacting fire restrictions within the forest, effective Friday, July 20. The restrictions prohibit fires outside of campfire rings in developed campgrounds and picnic areas. Liquid gas stoves and lanterns can still be used during the restrictions.

    No campfires outside of designated campgrounds. Campfires in open sand when dispersed camping in the Oregon Dunes and Sand Lake Recreation Areas are allowed. For a list of where campfires are allowed see Appendix A.

    No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or a developed recreation site.No generator use unless in an area devoid of vegetation, such as a developed campsite, or in enclosed buildings.

    Motorized vehicles may operate only on designated trails and roads. The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Sand Lake Recreation Area remain open to motor vehicle use.

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