Fire Restrictions

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


As of June 21, 2022, No wood or charcoal fires like BBQs or grills are permitted outside of developed campgrounds in Mojave National Preserve.

Wood and charcoal fires are allowed in approved metal fire rings at the follwing camping areas:

  • Hole-in-the-Wall Campground
  • Black Canyon Group and Equestrian Sites,
  • Mid Hills Campground,
  • Kelso Dunes Camping Area

Controlled flame devices such as portable stoves and lanterns with shutoff valves using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressured fuel are allowed in all areas.
For more details, see June 21, 2022 News Release.


Fire Regulations

October 12, 2021, by order of the Superintendent, the following regulations are in effect:

  • Fires are subject to fire restrictions in place at the time of your visit
  • Fires are allowed only in prexisting fire rings and containers. Do not make new fire rings in Mojave National Preserve.
  • Collecting firewood and kindling in the preserve are prohibited. Bring your own firewood
  • Fires need to be put out cold before leaving your campsite... Do not leave any fire unattended
  • No charcoal or wood fires may be lit during windy conditions in Mojave National Preserve

For more details, see October 12, 2021 News Release

Last updated: June 22, 2022

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