Fire Information for the Gorge
Current Fire Restriction Level
Restrictions: Campfires, discharging firearms, using engines off of roads, and use of chainsaws are prohibited (updated Oct 25, 2022)
What are Fire Restrictions?
When fuel moistures and weather conditions create increased wildfire potential in the Columbia River Gorge, public fire restrictions are put in place on Forest Service-managed lands. These fire restrictions help reduce the chance of a human-caused wildfire start.
These restrictions are always carefully considered and are based on data prior to being implemented. Depending on the level of fire restriction, you may be able to use a propane stove or portable campfire for that highly enjoyable and coveted ambiance and means to enjoying a delicious s'more.
Restrictions can affect where you are allowed to smoke, the types of roads you can travel, and where – or even if – you are allowed to have a campfire. We always recommend to KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a major wildland-urban interface. Help us prevent wildfire by being aware of current fire dangers and restrictions.
Find information on active wildfires of significant size and duration as well as information about current fire closures.
The Scenic Area follows state fire danger levels and restrictions. *Campfire restrictions are in place at this time.
The Columbia River Gorge is a challenging and dynamic fire environment. We fight fire aggressively due to the wildland-urban interface, and we have a proactive fuels management program.
Help reduce the risk of wildfire damage and loss by learning more about the Firewise USA™ program, which provides proven tools and resources to help you minimize your exposure to wildfire hazards.
- Northwest Interagency Coordination Center. Provides logistical support and intelligence relative to anticipated and ongoing wildfire activity for all federal and cooperating state wildland fire suppression agencies.
- Washington State Department of Natural Resources- Fire Information and Prevention
- Oregon Department of Forestry-Fire Information and Prevention
- Northwest Fire Prevention Education
- National Interagency Fire Center - The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho is the nation’s support center for wildland firefighting.