Fire Restrictions in Zion National Park
Contact: David Eaker, 435-772-7811
Contact: Brent Woffinden, 432-772-0188
As a result of the high fire danger in Zion National Park restrictions are being instituted prohibiting campfires and smoking on trails. These restrictions will be in effect starting at
12:01 a.m. onMonday, June 30, 2008 and will be enforced until rescinded by the Superintendent. Park officials feel that the risk to public safety and structures within Zion National Park from a human-caused fire is great enough that these restrictions are necessary.
The following acts will be prohibited in Zion National Park until further notice starting Monday, June 30, 2008 at 12:01 a.m.
·Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a campfire in campgrounds, picnic areas, or permanently improved places of habitation.*
·Smoking on all trails.*
·Discharging, or using any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices, is prohibited at all times on all federal public lands.
Violation of the above, prohibited acts is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than twelve months, or both.
For information concerning fire restrictions in Zion National Park call 435 772-3256.
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