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River Campfire (2) Leave No Trace

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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?

SUMMER HEAT MAY RESTRICT TRAIL ACCESS

During the summer months temperatures within the Grand Canyon are extremely high. Plan your day so you are not hiking between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Take a break near shade and water to avoid the worst heat of day. Enjoy a predawn start and a late afternoon finish. More...