Help Prevent Wildfires by Following Fire Restrictions

Fireworks and explosives (including explosive targets) are prohibited year-round on national forest lands. 


Please note separate restrictions may apply at Oregon and Washington state parks or on private lands. Always look for signs and kiosks on site to understand if additional restrictions apply.

The Columbia River Gorge is a major wildland-urban interface, so National Scenic Area does not set Industrial Fire Precaution Levels (IFPLs) the same way that National Forests do. Follow these state fire danger levels and restrictions, which can apply to visitors and private landowners:

More ways to help prevent wildfire:

  • When smoking, always dispose of cigarette debris in some type of an ashtray.
  • Avoid driving and parking in tall grass or on roads with heavy fine fuels accumulations. Exhaust particles, hot exhaust pipes and hot catalytic converters can start grass fires. Maintain proper tire pressure, as exposed wheel rims can throw sparks.