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Fire restrictions for Umatilla National Forest

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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:

  • Bear Wallow Campground
  • Olive Lake Campground
  • North Fork John Day Campground
  • Frazier Campground
  • Lane Creek Campground
  • Winom Creek Campground

Walla Walla Ranger District:

  • Jubilee Lake Campground
  • Woodland Campground
  • Target Meadows Campground
  • Mottet Campground
  • Woodward Campground
  • Umatilla Forks Campground
  • Approved Campfire Pits in the Spout Springs and Tollgate Summer Homes Tract

Heppner Ranger District:

  • Bull Prairie Campground

Pomeroy Ranger District:

  • Boundary Campground
  • Panjab Campground
  • Tucannon Campground
  • Godman Campground
  • Big Springs Campground
  • Teal Campground
  • Misery Springs Campground
  • Wickiup Campground
  • Spruce Springs Campground
  • Alder Thicket Campground
  • Lady Bug Campground
  • Pataha Campground
  • Panjab Trailhead
  • Teepee Trailhead
  • Meadow Creek Trailhead
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  • Godman Cabin Rental
  • Wenatchee Cabin Rental
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