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Fire, fireworks restricted or banned from public lands

Hikers relax by the fire pit at the Lake O'Hara Campground as the sun sets on the Wiwaxy Peaks looming above Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park, British Columbia.
 (Rich Landers)
Hikers relax by the fire pit at the Lake O'Hara Campground as the sun sets on the Wiwaxy Peaks looming above Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park, British Columbia. (Rich Landers)

PUBLIC LANDS — Campfires, fireworks and exploding targets are prohibited outside of designated sites on state and federal lands. Agencies are emphasizing those rules in a large-scale fire prevention effort on the eve of the Fourth of July holiday.

Generally speaking, campfires are allowed only in fire pits at developed campgrounds in national parks, most national forests and all state lands. 

Fireworks and exploding targets enjoyed by shooters are banned.

Even shooting at normal targets is banned on some state wildlife areas in Central Washington.




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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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