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Crater Lake National Park Implements Fire Ban 9-8-2020

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Date: September 8, 2020
Contact: Ed Waldron, 541-594-3062
Contact: Marsha McCabe

CRATER LAKE, OREGON – With the increased fire danger in Southern Oregon, Crater Lake National Park has gone to a complete fire ban. To ensure public safety and to provide the highest degree of protection to park resources, the following restrictions were implemented effective at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, September 8, 2020:


  • NO wood fires or charcoal fires are not allowed anywhere in the park.
  • Gasoline and propane camp stoves and gas grills are permitted in campgrounds, picnic areas, backcountry areas, and residential areas.

  • Smoking is permitted only in the following areas:
  • In vehicles, provided that an ashtray is used for ashes and butts.
  • While stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or free of all flammable materials. Ashes and butts must be disposed of safely and may not be discarded on the ground.

  • Fireworks are prohibited in the park at all times.

These restrictions are implemented pursuant to the authority described in 36 Code of Federal Regulations 2.13(c), 2.21(a) and 2.38 (b). Our goal is voluntary compliance; however, persons who fail to comply with these restrictions may be cited or arrested. Thank you for your cooperation.


Last updated: September 8, 2020

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