Fire Updates

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The Spud Rock Fire was reported on August 13 at approximately 4:30 p.m. It is estimated to be approximately 760 acres as of August 30th. It is located within a network of trails in the Manning Camp area, approximately one half mile east of Manning Cabin and west of the junction of the Heartbreak Ridge Trail and the Switchback Trail that leads to the Spud Rock Campground. The fire is 100% contained as of Sepetember 12.

For current fire conditions and updates for the Spud Rock Fire visit:

The Mica Bowl Fire was reported on August 14 at approximately 9 a.m. It is estimated to be approximately 24 acres as of August 18. It is located east of the Arizona Trail, below the northern-most section of the Fire Loop Trail.

For current conditions on the Mica Bowl Fire visit

While all trails and campgrounds are open at this time, hikers should use extra caution and stay on the trail when hiking through burned areas. There may still be some fire burning, including within stump holes causing weak and unstable ground which may be difficult to identify. Trails may be slick with fallen pine needles or ash and some fire weakened trees may still fall. Watch for flash flooding, rolling debris and erosion during rain events. It is also possible
that smoke may settle into low areas overnight, including within campgrounds.

Visit our
Current Conditions page for a full listing of closures associated with the fires.

Backcountry hikers and campers should be aware of their surroundings and are also encouraged to check for campground closure information prior to departing the trailhead.
Smokey Bear says "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires"
Smokey Bear says "Only YOU can prevent wildfires."

Wildfire Prevention

  • Campfires are only permitted in established fire rings in designated wilderness campsites, government provided grills, or self-contained grills or stoves in designated picnic areas and campgrounds. (No government-provided grills are present at Douglas Springs and Grass Shack campgrounds; fires are prohibited at these locations.) No other fires are allowed in either district.
  • Dead wood on the ground may only be collected for use as fuel for campfires within the park in the following areas: within ½ mile of Manning Camp, Spud Rock, Juniper Basin and Happy Valley wilderness campgrounds.
  • Fires must never be left unattended and must be completely extinguished upon departure.If it's too hot to touch, it's too hot to leave! Stir, drown, and repeat until cold.
  • If you smoke, please practice Leave No Trace principles by packing out cigarette butts.
  • Use and possession of fireworks if prohibited year-round.

Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors Safely During Fire Season

One Less Spark Means One Less Wildfire


Last updated: January 24, 2021

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