Help Prevent Wildfires by Following Fire Restrictions
Fireworks and explosives (including explosive targets) are prohibited year-round on national forest lands.
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:
- Washington State Department of Natural Resources is the source for restriction information for Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat Counties
- Oregon Department of Forestry provides information about fire restrictions in place in Multnomah, Hood River, Wasco Counties
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.