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Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument has announce fire restrictions within the parks until further notice. Due to the extreme fire danger, fire restrictions are now in effect and being enforced at both Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument due to the fire danger in the Texas Panhandle.
See the following restrictions:
No Campfires – Do not set, build, maintain, attend, or use fires of any kind, including wood and charcoal campfires within developed campgrounds or picnic areas, or permanently improved places of habitation. Stoves fueled by petroleum or Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) fuels are allowed. 36 Code Federal Regulations (CFR) 2.13 (c)
No Smoking – Do not smoke, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material down to mineral soil. 36 CFR 2. 21 (a)
No Fireworks – Do not possess or use any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices. They are prohibited at all times on all federal public lands. 36 CFR 2.38 (b)
Postings – All park bulletin boards in both parks, which include campgrounds, day use areas, picnic areas and boat launches have been posted with the restrictions. Be sure to check out the bulletin boards for additional park information upon visiting the parks.
For more information on fire restrictions in Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument call 806-857-3151. Violation of these restrictions is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 or imprisonment for up to six months, or both. 36 CFR 1.5 (a) (2) and 1.3 (a)