• Use a lightweight stove rather than building a fire.
  • Check local ranger stations for fire regulations.
  • Do not burn trash.
  • Use existing fire rings in heavy-use areas as long as as the campsite is 100 feet away from water and trail.
  • Build fires away from trees, shrubs, rocks and meadows.
  • Burn only small sticks no larger than wrist size.
  • Only collect dead and down wood. 
  • Never leave a fire unattended.
  • Make sure that fire is DEAD OUT!
  • Remove campfire ring and scatter the ashes and naturalize the area.
  • Store your food and any scented items in a bear canister or hang using the counter balance method to keep bears and other wildlife from your food. 
  • Pack out all trash including toilet paper.

Due to the scarcity of wood and small woody material the following restrictions apply to campfires in the wilderness:

Please contact our wilderness permit issuing offices for further details. Violations of regulations under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 36, may result in a citation and fine. Official orders authorizing regulation enforcement are available in the Forest and District Offices.