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  • Expect Cooler Nights with No Precipitation through the Remainder of the Week

    Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »

  • Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies

    One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »

River Campfire (2) Leave No Trace

River Campfire (2) Leave No Trace Slideshow Duration 01M:23S
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You can help minimize campfire impacts.

Plan Ahead and Prepare

  • Collect driftwood before you get to camp. (Nov. 1 – Feb. 28)
  • Look for it on sandy beaches or on the rocks just above the waterline.
  • If driftwood is longer than your arms, use a hand saw on it to make it fit in the fire pan.
  • Avoid driftwood that is thicker than your wrist. It’s just too big.

Dispose of Waste Properly

  • An elevated fire pan and fire blanket make cleanup fast and easy.
  • Take your ash out with your garbage.

Respect Wildlife

  • Leave dead and down wood for wildlife.

Be Considerate of Others

  • Make having a campfire a special occasion.
  • Use just enough wood.
  • Keep your fire small or don’t have one at all.

Thanks for doing your part to protect Grand Canyon National Park.

 

Did You Know?

A curious California condor

California condors, being curious, are attracted to human activity. If you see a condor, do not approach it or offer it food. As you enjoy your next Grand Canyon viewpoint, look for these massive scavengers soaring on their nine-foot (3m) wings over the canyon. More...