News Release 13-056
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
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General campfire ban lifted for state parks
Sept. 19, 2013 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces the end of a general campfire ban in state parks east of the Cascades.
The action follows an announcement Wednesday by the Department of Natural Resources, lifting a ban on recreational fires on lands under DNR fire protection east of the Cascades. An earlier statewide ban on campfires was lifted in August for Western Washington state park campgrounds.
Some restrictions may remain in place for specific state parks or portions of parks. Visitors are advised to check the State Parks website at www.parks.wa.gov.
The summer ban on recreational campfires had extended to open fires and briquettes but had allowed use of propane devices for cooking and warming.
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The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. Washington State Parks turned 100 years old on March 19, 2013, and will celebrate with events in parks all over the state, all year long. For more information, visit www.parks.wa.gov/events/.
Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.