Campfires Restricted/Prohibited to Developed Campsites and Cabins within Enclosed Metal Fire Grates or Designated Fire Rings

In response to the current high fire danger throughout the state of Alaska, effective immediately and until further notice, open campfires are restricted to designated campgrounds or cabins within enclosed metal fire grates or designated fire rings provided at developed recreational facilities within the Northern, Mat-Su, Chugach/Southwest, Kodiak and Kenai Regions of Alaska State Parks; within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Fjords National Park; and all Bureau of Land Management lands it manages in east-central Alaska EXCEPT for the following campgrounds where open fires are still permitted:

  • Prindle Campground
  • Ophir Creek Campground
  • Cripple Creek Campground
  • West Fork Campground
  • Walker Fork Campground
  • Eagle Campground
  • Sourdough Creek Campground
  • Paxson Lake Campground
  • Tangle Lakes Campground
  • Brushkana Creek Campground
  • Delta Wild and Scenic River
  • Clearwater Creek Waysides

Use of cooking stoves and gas grills is allowed for all state and federally managed lands mentioned above.

It is the responsibility of individuals to know what, if any, fire restrictions are in effect in the land they are recreating on. Please check with the appropriate land manager to ensure you have the correct information. Remember, you are responsible for any fire you start and can be held liable, both criminally and financially, if that fire escapes and starts a wildfire.

Fire danger remains very high over much of the state.  Residents and visitors are urged to continue to use extreme caution with anything that could ignite a fire.  For statewide fire information, visit the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center website at https://fire.ak.blm.gov/ or http://www.akfireinfo.com.

BLM area map:

https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/documents/files/Planning_Alaska_Land_Use_Planning_Boundaries_Map.pdf

Alaska State Park Campgrounds:

http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/campsitelist.htm

Questions regarding this emergency restriction should be directed to:

Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation (907) 269-8700

BLM Alaska Glennallen Field Office (907) 822-3217

BLM Alaska Fairbanks District Office (907) 474-2231

Kenai Fjords National Park (907) 422-0500

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (907) 262-7021

Kenai Area State Parks (907) 262-5581

Chugach National Forest (907) 743-9500

 

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