Individual parks may still have fire restrictions, depending on conditionsOLYMPIA – Sept. 2, 2016 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is easing restrictions on campfires for parks in western Washington and ocean beaches in the Seashore Conservation Area, effective immediately. Western Washington is considered the region west of the crest of the Cascade Mountain range.People may now use wood and charcoal in approved state park fire pits only. Propane or gas cook stoves and gas-powered fire pits have been allowed in most parks during the campfire ban.Park managers have the discretion to restrict campfires in these campgrounds based on their assessment of conditions, which may change quickly. State Parks asks the public to understand that any park-specific restrictions are made to ensure visitor safety and mitigate risk of wildfires. Park managers may require smaller fires than are normally acceptable.To find out the campfire restrictions for state parks in western Washington, download the burn ban for:
The burn ban continues for state parks in Eastern Washington, which are still at risk for wildfires due to dry conditions.
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