Regional Recreation Conditions: Fire Restriction Information
Fire restrictions are used to limit certain activities on national forests and grasslands during periods of extreme fire risk. Fire restrictions have various levels called stages. Each stage limits specific activities and can vary from place to place, even those areas in close proximity. Know before you go on that trip to visit our national forest or grasslands. Check with local forest and fire agencies to see if any fire restrictions are in place.
Why are campfires a concern? During times of extreme fire risks and conditions, campfires can easily escape a fire ring, potentially becoming a wildfire. Our firefighters’ and public safety are top priority.
During Stage 1 fire restrictions, certain activities may not be allowed and/or may be restricted to an area. For the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region, the following activities may be limited or not allowed during Stage 1. Always check with the local Forest Service office to determine what specific restrictions are in place.
During Stage 2 fire restrictions, are more restrictive than Stage 1 restrictions. For the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region, the following activities may be limited or not allowed during Stage 2. Always check with the local Forest Service office to determine what specific restrictions are in place.
For current information on fire restrictions, prescribed burns, wildland fires, and/or other fire emergencies on a specific Rocky Mountain Region national forest or grassland, check the individual national forest and grassland websites using the Regional Recreation Information Map.
Check the links below for state fire information along with information that will help homeowners prepare their homes in case of a wildfire:
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