- Know before you go More Info
- Clear around the campfire site and circle the pit with rocks. More Info
- Clear the site down to mineral soil (10' diameter)
- Circle your campfire site with rocks
- Store your unused firewood a good distance from the fire
- Keep your campfire small.
- Attend your fire at all times.
- Burn wood only.
- Always have water and a shovel on site.
- Before calling it a night or leaving for home, make sure it’s DEAD out. More Info
Know before you go
During fire season, campfires may be prohibited outside of maintained campgrounds with established fire pits. Always contact the forest district/agency or landowner first to learn if there are any current campfire restrictions where you plan to recreate. The 'Current Conditions' tab on our homepage will connect you with a public fire restrictions interactive map and information.
Clear around the campfire site and circle the pit with rocks.
Select the right spot. Avoid areas near your tent, vehicles, shrubs and trees, and be aware of low-hanging branches.
Before calling it a night or leaving for home, make sure it’s DEAD out.
Drown the coals with water, stir with the shovel and drown again until it is completely extinguished. If it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave.
Cars and ATVs
- Operate ATVs on established roads and trails.
- Park on developed surfaces. More Info
- Ensure all parts of your vehicle are secure. More Info
- Check your vehicle. More Info
- Maintain and clean exhaust systems and spark arrestors.
Park on developed surfaces.
Park on gravel surfaces or developed roadside pull-outs to avoid a vehicle’s hot exhaust system touching dry grass and starting a fire.
Ensure all parts of your vehicle are secure.
Ensure all parts of your vehicle, from mufflers to chains, are secure and not dragging.
Check your vehicle.
Check tire pressure, wheel bearing lubrication, and the possible metal-on-metal contact of worn-out brakes.
- Don’t shoot on hot, dry days. More Info
- Always shoot into a non-flammable backstop of mineral soil.
- Be sure it is clear of flammable debris for 20 feet on all sides.
- Always have a fire extinguisher or water and shovel ready at hand.
- Check all backstops and shooting areas for any smoke.
Don’t shoot on hot, dry days.
Voluntarily stop target shooting by 1pm, and stay on site for at least an hour afterward to ensure that no fires have started from shooting activities.
- Dispose of smoking materials in deep, sturdy ashtrays.
- Make sure butts and ashes are extinguished by using water or sand.
- NEVER discard butts on the ground or in vegetation outdoors. More Info
NEVER discard butts on the ground or in vegetation outdoors.
Shredded wood, bark and fine grass can easily ignite.