Fire Management

Fire Restrictions

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Are Now In Effect On The Lincoln National Forest. 

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Graphic

Under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, the following are prohibited. 

  1. Igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire, including charcoal grills and briquettes, except in a Forest Service-provided fire structure (i.e., metal ring, permenent on-site grill) within developed campgrounds and day-use areas. Propane grills, stoves, and lanterns with an on/off switch are still permitted.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material.
  3. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are ALWAYS prohibited on National Forests.

Violators of the above restrictions are subject to fines and/or imprisonment.

Fires on the Lincoln National Forest


Prescribed Fires

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Current Fire Danger Rating: HIGH  

When the fire danger is high, fires can start easily from most causes and small fuels (i.e. grasses and needles) will ignite readily. Unattended campfires and brush fires are likely to escape. Only build fires inside metal or rock fire rings. Keep fires away from grasses and pine needles.