• View of Grand Canyon National Park at sunset from the South Rim

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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  • Expect Moderate Thunderstorm Activity Through the Weekend

    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. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7779. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. 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?

GRAND CANYON TRILOBITE

The Cambrian seas of the Grand Canyon were home to several kinds of trilobite, whose closest living relative is the modern horsehoe crab. They left their fossil record in the mud of the Bright Angel Shale over 500 million years ago.