Fire Restrictions In Effect Starting June 20th in Zion National Park
Effective June 20th Watchman Campground and South Campground in Zion National Park are closed to campfires due to the abundance of highly flammable cheat grass. Propane and gas stoves are permitted. Fireworks are always prohibited in Zion National Park.
Fire Management Options
The National Park Service uses many tools to manage our resources. Fire is one such tool. By using a combination of fire management techniques we can both reduce the risk to the public from fire and also maintain healthy ecosystems.
Extinguishing or limiting wildland fires at their discovery by utilizing the safest and most efficient suppression methods available
The management of naturally ignited (lightning) wildland fires to accomplish specific pre-stated resource management objectives in predefined geographic areas outlined in Fire Management Plans.
The removal of natural vegetation with mechanized equipment and/or hand tools. Usually limbing and thinning vegetation and disposing of the material through pile burning.
The use of herbicides to control unwanted vegetation. Follow-up treatments may include mechanical fuel reduction.
Did You Know?
With its wide variety of habitats, Zion has one of the most diverse groupings of plants in Utah, with over 900 species. More...