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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 25, 2020

MEDIA CONTACT:
Denise Shultz
North Cascades National Park
denise_m_shultz@nps.gov
360-854-7200
https://www.nps.gov/index.htm

Campfires Banned in All Portions of North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

Update: Effective Friday, September 25, the burn ban on all lands within North Cascades National Park Service Complex is lifted. This includes all National Park Service lands and campgrounds in Stehekin, along State Route 20 and the Ross Lake area.  

Campfires are allowed in designated areas only in both front country and backcountry campsites.  


Due to Increased fire danger and drawdown of firefighting resources, effective Tuesday, September 8, campfires or the ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans, and barbeque grills, are banned in all portions of the North Cascades National Park Service ComplexNorth Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. This includes all National Park Service lands and campgrounds along State Route 20 as well as Hozomeen and the entire Stehekin Valley. Stoves or grills that are solely fueled by liquid petroleum fuels are allowed in all locations. The burn ban complements similar restrictions in the adjacent Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Use caution when smoking and do not discard cigarette butts. Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other incendiary devices in any location on federal lands is always prohibited.


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