Campfire restrictions expanded

Campfire restrictions expanded

Credit: KING

Campfire restrictions expanded

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by KING5.com

NWCN.com

Posted on July 28, 2009 at 6:25 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 29 at 9:17 AM

Continuing hot, dry weather conditions and increasing fire hazard have prompted the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest to implement expanded restrictions on the use of campfires on national forest lands.

Initial campfire restrictions were implemented July 3. They were expanded on July 22 and additional restrictions affecting campers in the Chelan, Wenatchee River and Cle Elum Ranger Districts will take effect on Thursday, July 30.

Campfire restrictions for national forest lands in Chelan County: Chelan Ranger District: Campfires are allowed only in designated campfire rings at Snowberry Bowl Campground, Holden Village, Domke Lake Resort and summer home sites under special use permit.

Entiat Ranger District: Campfires are allowed only in designated campfire rings at Fox Creek, Lake Creek, Silver Falls, Spruce Grove, North Fork, Cottonwood and Three Creeks Campgrounds, and at Riverside and Pope Creek summer home sites under special use permit.

Wenatchee River Ranger District: Campfires are allowed only in designated campfire rings in most campgrounds, summer home sites under special use permit and wilderness areas. Campfires are not allowed at Upper Johnny Creek, Chatter Creek, Rock Island and Blackpine Campgrounds. In the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area campfires are not permitted above 5,000 feet elevation or within a half mile of most lakes. No campfires are allowed within a quarter mile of Lake Sally Ann, Lake Minotaur, Lake Theseus, Heather Lake, Glasses Lake and Lake Valhalla in the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness Area.

Campfire restrictions for national forest lands in Kittitas County: Campfires are allowed only in designated fire rings in Wish Poosh, Mineral Springs, Cayuse, Salmon La Sac, Cle Elum River and Kachess Campgrounds.

In the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area campfires are not permitted above 5,000 feet elevation or within a half mile of most lakes.

Campfire restrictions for national forest lands in Yakima County: Campfires are prohibited in all areas of the Naches Ranger District, except for Congressionally-designated Wilderness areas.

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