Fire Restrictions

Current Fire Restrictions: Stage 2 - Very High
Please see the chart below for more information.

Fire managers may institute fire restrictions any time that fire danger and general conditions call for them. The goal of the restrictions is to reduce the possibility of accidental human-caused fire that could threaten visitors and employees during times of high fire danger. To minimize a surprise when you get to the parks, check this information right before you travel and ask in a visitor center when you arrive.

Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 fire restrictions are implemented due to fire danger.

 
Fire Restrictions Chart

Stage Designated Campgrounds Designated Picnic Areas
Smoking
None No Restrictions No Restrictions No Restrictions
Stage 1 - High

Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited in South Fork campground.

All fires and stoves are allowed in all other campgrounds.


Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited in Hospital Rock and Ash Mountain picnic areas.

All fires and stoves are allowed in all other designated picnic areas

No smoking below 6,000 feet, except within an enclosed vehicle, a building in which smoking is allowed, a campground or picnic area where wood and charcoal fires are allowed, or a designated smoking area.
Stage 2 - Very High

Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited in South Fork, Potwisha, and Buckeye Flat campgrounds.

Gas, propane, alcohol (with and without a shutoffvalve) and tablet/cube stoves are permitted.


Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited in Hospital Rock and Ash Mountain picnic areas.

Gas, propane, alcohol (with and without a shutoff valve) and tablet/cube stoves are permitted.

No smoking below 6,000 feet, except within an enclosed vehicle, a building in which smoking is allowed, a campground or picnic area where wood and charcoal fires are allowed, or a designated smoking area.
Stage 3 - Extreme

Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited at all elevations.

Gas, propane, alcohol (with and without a shutoff valve) and tablet/cube stoves are permitted.


Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited in all picnic areas.

Gas, propane, alcohol (with and without a shutoff valve) and tablet/cube stoves are permitted.

No smoking at any elevation except within an enclosed vehicle, a building in which smoking is allowed, or a designated smoking area.

 
For Wilderness Users
Additional fire restrictions for backpackers are in place for wilderness travel to reduce impacts on fragile alpine ecosystems. See year round elevation/site specific Wilderness campfire restrictions. Refer to the Minimum Impact Restrictions.

Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument
National Forest areas surround much of these national parks, and many park visitors also visit and camp in the national forest.If you plan to camp on national forest lands surrounding these parks, check Sequoia National Forest fire restrictions.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341
Recorded information is available 24 hours a day. Park staff answers calls on weekdays from 8:15 am - 4:15 pm.

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