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River Campfire (1) Campfire Wood

River Campfire (1) Campfire Wood Slide Show Duration 02M:37S
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Now is the time to plan how much campfire wood you will need.

Wintertime in Grand Canyon

  • Below freezing temperatures
  • 14 hours of darkness
  • Storms

Wintertime in Grand Canyon

  • Be prepared to get wet.
  • Be prepared to get dry and warm.

Campfire wood rules and regulations

  • You may bring firewood from home.
  • You may collect driftwood during your trip.
  • Collection season: (Nov 1 – Feb 28)

Why should we bring our own campfire wood?

The supply of driftwood has become limited because Glen Canyon Dam holds it back.

Driftwood collection rules and regulations

  • Starting in 2010 the driftwood collection season has been shortened to Nov. 1 – Feb. 28.
  • Collecting dead and down wood is prohibited.

Why is the collection season shorter?

  • Since the supply of driftwood has become limited, the collection season has been shortened to those months when boaters need it most.
  • You may still have a campfire outside of the collection season if you bring campfire wood from home.

Why is collecting dead and down wood prohibited?

  • Dead and down wood eventually breaks down into soil and provides habitat for wildlife.
  • Sometimes plants look dead but they are alive.

Part 2 explains how you can help protect Grand Canyon National Park.

 

Did You Know?

GRAND CANYON WONDER OF THE WORLD

The Grand Canyon is considered one of the natural wonders of the world largely because of its natural features. The exposed geologic strata, layer upon layer, rise over a mile above the river, representing one of the most complete records of geological history that can be seen anywhere in the world. More...