• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs

    Dinosaur

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    The closed area includes the group campsite (other campsites remain open), river access area, the adjacent restroom, water spigot and the path following the Green River upstream to its confluence with the Yampa River. A fresh animal kill is in the area.

Open Fire Restriction in Dinosaur National Monument

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Date: July 5, 2007
Contact: Carla Beasley, (435) 781-7702

Superintendent Mary Risser announced today that restrictions on open fires go into effect Friday, July 6, 2007 for the entire park. Existing dry conditions have created a high fire danger situation, along with a larger amount of flammable vegetation than recent years.

To protect visitors and park staff in Dinosaur National Monument and the natural and cultural resources, open fire restrictions have been issued. Building or using any open fire or campfire, except within National Park Service-provided fire grates at developed campgrounds is prohibited. Stoves that use pressurized gas or liquid fuel are permitted. Smoking is permitted only in enclosed vehicles, developed recreation site, or in areas cleared of all flammable material. Fireworks are strictly prohibited in Dinosaur National Monument.

These restrictions will remain in effect until such time as the fire danger in the park becomes less severe. At this time there are no wildland fires reported within the park. The park asks for everyone’s cooperation during this high fire danger period to decrease the potential for a catastrophic fire in Dinosaur National Monument this season.

Did You Know?

Peregrine chicks on cliff.

A population of peregrine falcons has been established at Dinosaur National Monument. The park's rugged canyons make ideal habitat for the once endangered raptor. Fossils show that dinosaurs evolved into birds--and so still live in modified form at Dinosaur.