News Release 13-045
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
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Campfire ban lifted for state parks in Western Washington
Eastern Washington campfire ban remains in place
Aug. 15, 2013 –
Washington State Parks announces it is lifting a ban on campfires in state parks in Western Washington, as the result of rain and forecasts of milder weather.
Effective immediately, campers in state park campgrounds west of the Cascade crest may resume having campfires in provided campfire rings and also may use charcoal briquettes in grills and braziers.
State Parks is following the lead of Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, who announced today he is lifting the ban on recreational fires in approved fire pits on forest lands under DNR fire protection, within state, county and municipal or other campgrounds in Western Washington.
A ban on campfires and use of briquettes remains in place for all state parks in Eastern Washington.
Visitors to state parks in Eastern Washington are allowed to use the following devices for cooking and warmth:
• Propane and liquid gas stoves appropriate for camping and backcountry use
• Propane barbecue devices that do not use solid briquettes
• Propane or pressurized white gas warming devices that have a shield or base
• Lava rocks or lava logs may be used in propane grills and barbecues
• Solid fuel citronella or other candles in a metal bucket or glass container
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