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Fire Restrictions

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Date: April 5, 2012
Contact: Julie Galonska, 715-483-2270

Fire Restrictions Effective on April 6 in Portions of

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Fire restrictions in portions of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway will become effective on Friday, April 6, 2012.The restrictions prohibit campfires and smoking outside.

Areas affected by these restrictions are National Park Service land along:

·the St. Croix River from Gordon Dam south to Nevers Dam;

·the Namekagon River from Highway 53 in Trego, Wisconsin, to its confluence with the St. Croix River.


These areas are located in all or portions of the following counties:Polk, Burnett, Washburn, and Douglas in Wisconsin and Chisago and Pine in Minnesota.


Gas-type contained cooking stoves and lanterns are permitted.


The restrictions are in effect because of very high fire danger in the affected areas. Fires start readily from a match or sparks, spread quickly, and spot readily.

 

Did You Know?

An aerial photo of the river splitting and a tributaru joining from the north

In the Dakota language The St. Croix River is O-Ki-Zu-Wa-Kpa: To meet or to unite, as the waters of a river gather into a lake or two rivers meet or an area where we planted. Dakota and Ojibwe Indians still live near St. Croix NSR.