In addition to the change in campfire restrictions on the Cle Elum District, campfire restrictions within the Naches Ranger District will be lessened beginning September 5. Campfires will be allowed in designated campgrounds and in the Goat Rocks, Norse Peak and William O. Douglas Wilderness Areas of the Naches Ranger District.
“Shorter daylight hours, cooler temperatures and some precipitation in the Cascades prompted us to permit campfires again. Even though restrictions have been lessened, there is still a risk for wildland fires,” said Forest Fire Management Officer Keith Satterfield.
Forest visitors should use an established fire pit or campfire ring in campgrounds, clear flammable materials from around the pit, keep the fire small, and make sure it is dead out and cold to the touch before leaving.
Remember, fire danger remains high and every precaution should be taken to insure a campfire does not become a wildfire. If you find an unattended fire or spot smoke, call 911.