Fire Restrictions At Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument
As a result of continued dry weather, fire restrictions are now in effect in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Current and forecasted weather patterns coupled with extremely dry vegetation have created hazardous fire conditions throughout Arizona and Utah.
Campfires will only be permitted below the high water mark of the lake in areas devoid of vegetation or in fire pits and grills provided in developed areas. Devices fueled by petroleum or LPG products are allowed in all locations.
Smoking is prohibited except in an enclosed vehicle or a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least six feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material down to mineral soil.
Fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited at all times on all federal public lands.
FIRE RESTRICTION ORDER
ORDER No. UT-040-02/2
United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Effective date: June 14, 2002, 12:01 a.m.
Pursuant to regulations of the Department of Interior, Title 16, Sections 3 and 36 Code of Federal Regulations, subsections 1.5 Closure and public use limits (a) (1), 2.13 Fires (a) (5) (c), 2.21 Smoking (a), and 2.38 Explosives (b) (c), the following acts are prohibited on the area, roads, and trails described below until rescinded by the Superintendent of Glen Canyon NRA and Rainbow Bridge NM.
· Discharge or use any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices. They are prohibited at all times on all federal public lands.
The following persons are exempt from the order:
· Those persons with a permit authorizing the otherwise prohibited act, or in those areas authorized by written posted notice in the area of operation. Permits may be obtained from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
· Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
· All lands within the boundaries of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument.
Violation of the above, prohibited acts is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than twelve months, or both (43 CFR 9212.4).