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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