Yellowstone National Park Upgrades Fire Danger to VERY HIGH

Due to increased danger, the park has put into place immediate fire restrictions

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Yellowstone National Park has upgraded its parkwide fire danger level to VERY HIGH, and Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect.

Charcoal or wood fire campfires in the backcountry are prohibited, including those in established fire rings. Smoking is prohibited 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).

Vistors are allowed portable gas stoves and lanterns in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet

In the frontcountry and developed areas: smoking is only permitted in an enclosed vehicle, single-family dwellings, developed campgrounds, day-use picnic areas, or within a 3-foot-diameter area barren or cleared of all flammable material.

Campfires are permitted 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. All campfires must be cold to the touch before abandoning. Soak, stir, feel, repeat.

Fireworks are not allowed in the park. Visitors are reminded that negligently starting a wildland fire may result in fines and/or imprisonment.

Stay informed about current fire activity in Yellowstone.

Stage 1 fire restrictions also take effect in Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and the National Elk Refuge.

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