2014 Fire Restrictions Established at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Contact: Marty Huseman, 509-754-7813
In accordance with the 36 CFR§1.5(a)(1), Superintendent Dan Fosterhas established a restriction for campfires on the exposed lakebed.
Campfires in park-provided fire grates at developed campgrounds are allowed. The use of gas and propane barbeques and self-contained stoves is allowed in the recreation area.
Campfires are never allowed on the beach area above the exposed lakebed.
The threat of wildfires from escaped outdoor burning is highest during the hot and dry days of summer. Wildfires are serious threats to public safety, adjoining private property, and wildlife habitat.
The Superintendent'sCompendium can be viewed at http://www.nps.gov/laro/parkmgmt/upload/2014_Compendium.pdf
Did You Know?
Fire is a natural part of Lake Roosevelt's dry forest and desert environment. Park fire fighters, to protect nearby landowners, manage the forest by extinguishing any wildfire, as well as thin, pile up, and burn excess vegetation in winter. Prescribed fires may be lit to burn what is left.