Fire restrictions for Umatilla National ForestPosted: Updated:
UMATILLA NTL. FOREST - Fire restrictions go into effect in the Umatilla National Forest on Tuesdsay, July 25th.
Campfires, including barbecues, are only allowed in designated campgrounds and recreation sites. And those fires must be in improved fire pits or rings. Permissible sources of heat include pressurized gas stoves and space-heating devices.
Smoking is only allowed within enclosed vehicles, buildings, developed recreation sites or when stopped in an area cleared of all flammable material. Generator use is still permitted at this time though may be restricted as the potential for wildfires increase.
Travel restrictions prohibit motor vehicles traveling off of developed Forest roads and trails, except for the purposes of going to or from campsites located within 300 feet of an open road. Vehicles must still abide by all laws and regulations pertaining to the area of travel.
Firewood cutting is still allowed at this time, though woodcutters should call the toll-free number daily (1-877-958-9663) for up-to-date restriction information. All forest users should carry an axe, shovel and an 8 oz. or more capacity fire extinguisher when visiting the Forest.
If unsure of which restrictions apply, please contact the Umatilla National Forest Office at (541) 278-3722. Specific regulations are also available online at: www.fs.fed.us/r6/uma/.
PUBLIC USE & CAMPFIRE RESTRICTIONS
Campers are cautioned to be extremely careful when using fires ONLY in the following designated recreation sites on the Umatilla National Forest:
North Fork John Day Ranger District:
Walla Walla Ranger District:
Heppner Ranger District:
Pomeroy Ranger District:
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