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Stage I Fire Restrictions

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Date: September 7, 2021

Dinosaur, CO & Jensen, UT – Due to current and forecasted weather, Dinosaur National Monument will move from Stage II to Stage I Fire Restrictions at 12:01 am on Friday, September 10, 2021, and continue in Stage I Fire Restrictions until further notice.

Restrictions for the monument include prohibition of:

  1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove fire, outside of a developed recreation site or improved site. Exceptions to developed recreation sites or improved sites are Echo Park Campground and Gates of Lodore Campground, where all fires are prohibited including in monument provided fire rings. Petroleum-fueled stoves and lanterns will still be allowed.
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of any flammable material.
  3. Fireworks are always prohibited in Dinosaur National Monument.
The use of fire by visitors in the monument is regulated to protect monument resources and visitors. The intent of Stage I Fire Restrictions is to reduce the number of human-caused fires during periods of very high fire danger, by decreasing potential sources of ignition.  

Any violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000, or imprisonment up to six months, or both.

Last updated: September 7, 2021

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