Yellowstone fire danger raised to very high

The heat and dry conditions continue, as the Yellowstone fire danger has been raised to very high by the National Park Service.

The upgrade comes with new Stage 1 restrictions from the NPS in Yellowstone from for the upcoming holiday weekend:

Backcountry and trails

  • Prohibited: Charcoal or wood fire campfires in the backcountry, including those in established fire rings.
  • Prohibited: Smoking in the backcountry and on all trails, except immediately adjacent to the provided fire ring in designated campsites or within a 3-foot-diameter area barren of all flammable material (e.g. standing in water, on a boat).
  • Permitted: Portable gas stoves and lanterns in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet.

Frontcountry and developed areas

  • Permitted: Smoking only in:
    • an enclosed vehicle
    • a single-family dwelling
    • a developed campground
    • a day-use picnic area
    • within a 3-foot-diameter area that is barren or cleared of all flammable material
  • Permitted: Campfires in designated fire rings in frontcountry developed campgrounds (Madison, Mammoth, Slough Creek, Canyon, Indian Creek, Pebble Creek, Lewis Lake, Grant Village and Bridge Bay) and day-use picnic areas. 

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