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June 2022 Fire Restrictions Update

Sign with title VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER and text reading No Wood or Charcoal Fires Permitted Outside of Developed Campgrounds in Mojave National Preserve lower portion of sign has icons of a grill, BBQ and campfire all with red slashes through them
Fire Danger sign posted at bulletin boards and public areas at Mojave National Preserve


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News Release Date: June 21, 2022

Contact: Sierra Willoughby, 760-252-6100

Barstow, CA–Effective immediately, all wood and charcoal fires such as BBQs and Campfires must only be in approved containers and located in developed campgrounds.An extremely dry winter and exceptionally windy conditions this spring have created an extreme fire danger within Mojave National Preserve. In response, the national park service has issued fire restrictions to project natural and cultural resources and provide for visitor safety.All wood campfires and charcoal fires such as BBQs are prohibited within the Mojave National Preserve, except when located within approved metal fire rings in developed campgrounds and camping areas. These approved locations include the Hole-in-the Wall and Mid Hills campgrounds, The Black Canyon Group and Equestrian campsites, and the camping area at the Kelso Dunes.“The 2020 Dome Fire that killed over 1 million Joshua trees is a reminder of how important it is to manage the risk of fires in the preserve.  The exceptionally dry conditions present in the preserve mean it is crucial we reduce the risk posed from any human caused fires” says Superintendent Mike Gauthier.  This time of year is also a good reminder that fireworks are always prohibited in all areas of the Mojave National Preserve.   

Last updated: June 21, 2022

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